A fast, gritty, durable player who could read a basketball floor as well as anyone who ever played the game, John Stockton left the NBA after nineteen seasons with the Utah Jazz, holding a massive assist record, including the career mark (15,806). He also twice led the league in steals with a career total of 3,265 and retired as the NBA s all-time leader. And during Stockton s career, the Jazz never missed the playoffs.
Coach Frank Layden said, Nobody thought that he was going to be this good. Nobody. But the thing was, nobody measured his heart.
Johns autobiography, Assisted, pulls back the curtain on his very personal life to show fans a thoughtful recounting of the people, places, and events that have connected with John along his path of extraordinary success. This book clearly illustrates the importance of his family, his faith, and his unparalleled competitive spirit.
black & white illustrations, colour illu
black & white illustrations, colour illu
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
John's autobiography was as simple and humble as he always seemed to be. He goes into great detail explaining his take on the limelight, which is only one of many topics that shed more light on his life and career than probably any other source ever has. One particular topic, his love of his family, struck special chords for me personally.
You're not going to get a raw history of the game of basketball according to John. You're not going to get too many juicy details of players at the time. You're not going to get a self-serving account of his accolades. On the contrary, you will get to see players as John saw them: friends, people, and competitors with real lives and feelings. You will rarely hear of an accolade; instead, you will get an account of all the work he put in.
If you want the story of a flashy athlete, complete with scandal, money, and sex, this is not the auto-biography for you. If you want to hear about the values of hard work, friendship,...
When you see a gifted athlete who appears to be highly disciplined, it's easy to project your own sensibilities upon them. This is not always accurate, as was so painfully revealed by Tiger Woods. Well, this is not the case with John. His values are so well prioritized and he lives those values. This book is an extended "thank you" to all those who helped him to get him where he is, but is a little lopsided because he is so humble that those achievements that he was primarily responsible for he doesn't really give himself the credit he deserves. I guess I shouldn't be surprised.
What a treat to be able to share in his private life and his philosophy. I really appreciate his being so forthcoming.
I found myself reading and enjoying to get to know more about the player John Stockton. It also brought lots of memories to my mind. Like the shot that sent them to the finals. Had to wear purple that week. How when I used to watch the Jazz games my little girl loved it when they announced Stockton to Malone.
This is a easy to follow book. I did not want to put it down. I liked how hard he worked and the values that John Stockton has. It shows some good insights in life lessons.
This is a book for sports fans, for inspiring people of all ages to go for your dreams with hard work. For the young and old. For men and woman to enjoy. I think a broad range of people will enjoy John's story.
As a fan of Jazz basketball thank you for your hard work. We are glad you played in Utah for so long. You represented the Jazz and USA Dream teams well.
I admit to stop watching the Jazz after you than Karl left. It was not as much fun...
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