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Jazz fans need to give Jodie Meeks some love for his part in the enduring John Stockton vs Mark Jackson saga

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History is written by the victors. And fans of Utah Jazz history have to recognize Jodie Meeks.

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It's pretty simple really, over his historic and legendary career John Stockton helped the Utah Jazz to their best years in franchise history. And John Stockton rightfully has millions of ravenous fans. Those fans should be Jodie Meeks fans too -- because of what he did last season in a blowout loss to the Houston Rockets. John Stockton is #1 All-Time in career Assists. Behind him stands Jason Kidd, Steve Nash, Mark Jackson, and Magic Johnson. Effectively, Stock was the point guard template all the others after him were judged on, having played against the Showtime Lakers all the way past the Michael Jordan Bulls teams. His decision to retire was bittersweet; his was a career worth championing, but the methods used to help make his decision to retire were suspect. It's easy to blame Make Jackson here, after all he attempted a lockroom mutiny and tried to displace Stockton (thanks to Moni over at JazzFanatical for keeping all of this information available to us), Stockton, from the starting spot when the two were team mates. We don't like Mark Jackson, understandably.

Looking at the All-Time assists records now after Nash has made it clear that his playing days are over, we see that he has exactly one more assist than "Inaction" Jackson. Steve's last game came back on April 8th, 2014. In that game the Los Angeles Lakers hosted the Houston Rockets, and lost 145-130. In it Nash only played 13:10 minutes, and finished with 3 points, 5 assists, 3 rebounds, and a made three. Not the best game of his career; and sadly the last. But those five assists got him over Jackson in the history books.

The assist he needed to tie Jackson happened at the 4:05.0 mark of the 2nd quarter, a made 2 ft. shot by Jodie Meeks.

And the assists he needed to surpass Jackson happened at the 2:13.0 mark of the same quarter, a breakaway dunk by Meeks, again!

So thank you Jodie Meeks for helping put Nash on top of Jackson, and push Jackson down the list -- and farther and farther away from Stockton.

ALSO: If you want to see how Nash, Jackson, Stockton and other historical great point guards stack up against modern era points, all the data you need / care about is all here.