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Happy Birthday John Stockton!

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Happy Birthday John Stockton! Stockton, as anyone who has ever gone to a Utah Jazz home game to before would know, is kind of a big deal. You have to be in order to have a statue erected in front of the arena you set records in. John replaced and supplanted an All-Star point (Rickey Green) and became one of the best players of several eras of the game, from the 80s, 90s, and 2000s. He played in two Olympics and was a late cut for the 1984 team as well. The All-Time leader in assists and steals is an assistant coach for his daughter's college team. And he has two boys playing pro-ball.

He's a testament that hard work makes a difference.

Check out this video of him just giving it to the Los Angeles Lakers in the 1988 playoffs. It's a very rare points / assists 20 / 20 game where he also steals the ball five times -- a then playoff record.

Happy Birthday John!