Throwback Thursday: All-time assists leaders

VIDEO: Best Point Guards: Magic Johnson

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Today’s Topic: All-Time Assists Leaders

We continue our Throwback Thursday All-Time Statistical Leaders series today by looking at the Top 10 All-Time Assist Leaders.

(NOTE: Click the “caption” icon below the photo for details about each moment.)

Gallery: TBT: All-Time Assists Leaders

Make sure to check out our previous All-Time Statistical Leaders galleries if you missed them!
All-Time Steals Leaders

Which of these players would you want passing you the rock? Leave your comments below!


  1. jmartinrblog says:

    Before everyone freaks out, John Stockton was the best FUNDAMENTAL TEAM POINT GUARD. Magic was the best overall point guard. and Kidd is just 3rd place

  2. How is KJ not on this list smh……..

  3. NBAFAN says:

    Magic was unique he played all 5 spot and dominated including center, but to be a 6ft 10 in point guard well that is special, he truly made his team mates better.

    He played center against Boston when Kareem got injured in the playoff and I think he scored 38 and 20 ?

  4. Julio says:

    Oscar Robertson


    Isiah Thomas

    Gary Payton

    Jason Kidd

  5. Rangers says:

    Oscar Robertson

  6. average bulls fan says:

    1. derek rose
    2. allen iverson
    3. steph curry
    4. michael jordan
    5. chris paul

  7. sports fan says:

    Whoever wrote the caption for John Stockton did their math wrong. His total is not more than double of Strickland’s total.