How difficult is it to break tens of thousands of assists in the NBA? Only one man in active service can do it. How far is James?
How hard is it to break tens of thousands of assists in the NBA? For example, before Williamson, Oscar Robertson was the top three double in NBA history. He had high attainments in assists. In his career, he had double assists per game in five seasons, nearly 10 assists per game in many seasons. He once won the title of NBA assist king. In his career, he sent 9.5 assists per game, but his total assists were 9887, It's 113 times short of tens of thousands of assists.
From Robertson, we can know that it is very difficult to break the total number of assists in the NBA. It not only requires players to send many assists per game, but also requires players to have a long enough career. Robertson's career is only 14 years, and his total number of assists has not broken the million. At present, he ranks seventh in the total assists list, The first six of him are all players with a total of tens of thousands of assists.
First: John Stockton
Stockton currently ranks first in the total assists list with 15806 assists. No one can break his record. In his career, he has double assists per game in 10 seasons, won the king of 9 assists, sent 14.5 assists per game in the highest season and 10.5 assists per game in his career.
He played 19 seasons in the NBA, 12 seasons of full attendance, a total of 1504 games. On average, he played about 79 games per season. What a crazy attendance. Super high attendance + excellent assists have created the NBA's historical assists king.
Second: Jason Kidd
Kidd sent 12091 assists, ranking second in the total assists list. Kidd's career has only three seasons with double assists per game, which is not particularly amazing, but he has nearly 10 assists per game in many seasons, has won five assists, and has sent 8.7 assists per game in his career.
Kidd has a high ball dealer, knows how to protect himself, and has a long career. He entered the NBA at the age of 21 and retired at the age of 39. He has played in the NBA for 19 seasons, played 1391 games, and has a high attendance rate.
Third: Steve Nash
Nash sent 10335 assists, ranking third in the total assists list. Nash is a late bloomer. He has only 2.1 assists per game when the number of assists per game is the least, but he has grown up step by step. At the age of 30, he sent 11.5 assists per game to the suns. After that, the number of assists per game has been more than 11 in consecutive seasons, leading the Suns to rise rapidly. He is also a rare player who obtained MVP with excellent assists.
Nash is very thin and his athletic ability is also very general, but the ball dealer is very high, and his projection ability is also top-level, so he can survive in the NBA for a long time. He has played in the NBA for 18 seasons, played a total of 1217 games and made a lot of appearances.
Fourth: Mark Jackson
Jackson sent a total of 10334 assists, ranking fourth in the total assists list. He was only one time worse than NASH in total assists, but his reputation was far lower than Nash. He was also the only player who did not enter the hall of fame among these players with a total assists of more than 10000. Jackson's rookie season showed outstanding organizational talent. In the first year, he averaged 10.6 assists. In the following seasons, the number of assists was less than 10, but more than 7. By the age of 31, he averaged 11.4 assists, a career high.
Jackson's career has averaged 8 assists and only won one assists. However, he also has a high number of appearances. He has played 17 seasons in the NBA and played 1296 games in total, which is higher than Nash's number of appearances for 18 seasons. This is why his total number of assists is only one less than Nash.
Fifth: Chris Paul
Paul has completed two milestones this season. One is that the total number of assists exceeds 10000. The other is that the total number of assists surpasses the magician and rises to the fifth place in history. He is also the only player in active service with a total number of assists exceeding 10000. At present, he has sent 10275 assists.
Paul has played for 16 seasons and played a total of 1090 games, sending 9.4 assists per game. His assists per game are higher than those of some players in the front row. However, because his career is not as long as they are temporarily behind, he is in good condition now. There is no problem playing for a few more years, and his ranking will rise when he retires.
Sixth: "magician" Johnson
The magician sent 10141 assists in total, ranking sixth in the total assists list and the last player in the assists list to score tens of thousands of assists. He is a player whose debut is the peak. He sent 7.3 assists in the first season and has been improving since then. In the fourth season, the average number of assists per game was double, and then it was double for nine consecutive years, The highest season averaged 13.1 assists and career averaged 11.2 assists.
Magician is the player with the highest number of assists per game, but he had to retire early at the age of 31 because of illness. He only played 13 seasons in the NBA and only played 906 games. He is the player with the least number of games among the players with a total of tens of thousands of assists. If he is not ill, he is at least the top three players in the assists list.
James currently has a total of 9696 assists, ranking eighth in the total assists list. He only needs to send 304 assists, and the total number of assists can break 10000, so he can become the seventh player with a total of assists breaking 10000 in NBA history. Although he is 36 years old this year, his state is still very good. It is only a matter of time for him to complete this milestone.