9. John Stockton
John Stockton was a very good point guard for an absurd length of time, essentially two straight decades. Stockton had a 115 or better offensive rating his final 15 seasons straight. His 15,806 assists are most all time — by almost four thousand! Stockton led the league in assists nine straight seasons. He’s also the all time NBA leader in steals by almost 600, maybe just as unreachable of a record.
Stockton ranks fifth all time in offensive rating and sixth in win shares. His bread and butter pick and roll tandem with Karl Malone made them one of the best one two punches in NBA history. If only they’d had a little more postseason success — that go to offense never seemed to work quite well enough on the game’s biggest stage.
Achievements: 11x All NBA, 10x All Star