John Stockton is easily one of the greatest point guards of all-time.
Stockton played his college ball at Gonzaga University, and became the NBA’s all-time assists leader with the Utah Jazz over the course of his 1,504 games with the team.
He had seven seasons of 1,000 or more assists, while no other player has more than one season of 1,000 or more.
Stockton is known as a below-the-rim and pass-first type of player.
What few people don’t realize is that, well, we don’t want to spoil it for you, but Stockton may have had more “ups” than most people realize.
John Stockton Dunks in Rarely Seen Footage
The number 16 overall pick in 1984, Stockton had 15,806 assists during his time in the NBA.
His 19,711 points is also more than Jason Kidd, the NBA’s #2 all-time assists leader, and it’s also more than Steve Nash, Mark Jackson, and Magic Johnson, who rank numbers 4, 5, and 6 all-time in assists, respectively.
Stockton was an incredibly efficient and fundamentally sound offensive player, shooting 51.5% from the field to go along with 38.4% from three-point land.
He also could throw it down when he wanted to, as shown in the video below.
Stockton revealed in a recent article that he dunked one time in a game.
He told Dan Patrick that he was “pretty fired up about it,” but nobody really noticed.
“One. And nobody even noticed it. I can tell you the time, the place, the game, and it was late in the game, and I didn’t tear the rim down or anything, but I was pretty fired up about it.
“Nobody even came up off the bench or noticed. I said well, that as good as it gets, boys. I didn’t really try it again…
“They didn’t have video back in those days. It was a Cleveland game back in my first or second game at the old Salt Palace, so I don’t think there’s any video.”