Morning links: Chris Paul says ‘ain’t nobody catching’ Stockton’s assist record; Forbes study finds that Jazz get highest revenue per fan

In Monday night’s 120-104 win over the Dallas Mavericks, Houston Rockets point guard Chris Paul dished out 11 assists, moving him to 8,972 career assists — good for eighth place in the all-time NBA assist leaders. Paul is the only player in the top 10 that is still currently playing (LeBron James checks in at No. 11 with 8,490 — just 35 assists away from cracking the top 10 and passing former Ute Andre Miller, who has 8,524 career assists.)

Paul still has a long way to go before catching the all-time leader in assists — former Jazz point guard John Stockton, who tops the list with an incredible 15,806 assists. Paul would have to rack up 6,835 assists over the rest of his career to beat Stockton’s record.

After the Mavericks game, Paul admitted that he won’t catch Stockton, and included a slight jab at the Jazz’s home scorekeepers.

“I don’t like saying never, but ain’t nobody catching that,” Paul said when asked about Stockton’s record. “I don’t know who the statisticians were, who used to do the stats in Utah, but ain’t nobody catching that.”

Rockets’ Chris Paul moved into 8th place on NBA all-time assist list w/ 8,972 but lamented how far he still is from his goal of unseating John Stockton (15,806) at No. 1: “I don’t like saying never, but ain’t nobody catching that. I don’t know who did the statistics in Utah.”

— Ben Golliver (@BenGolliver) February 12, 2019

A user on Reddit did the math on Stockton’s home and away assist splits and found that Stockton averaged 10.88 assists at home and 10.14 assists on the road.

Forbes study finds Jazz get highest revenue per fan

Forbes recently published their study of the money in the NBA and found that the Jazz rank tops in revenue per fan. Forbes found that the Jazz ranked the highest in “revenue per fan,” with each Jazz fan accounting for $101. The Jazz were valued at $1.425 billion by Forbes.

The Utah Jazz have the highest revenue-per-fan

— Forbes (@Forbes) February 7, 2019

Other links…

Former BYU and current Patriots linebacker and 2-time Super Bowl champion Kyle Van Noy was interviewed on the Jim Rome Show

Utah football’s equipment team made replicas of Utah’s helmets from 1949-1988

And finally…

The Utah Jazz posted a hilarious video in which Jazz players were shown drawings that kids drew of players on the team, then the Jazz had to guess what player was being represented in the drawing.

Kid Picasso is always savage ????

— Utah Jazz (@utahjazz) February 11, 2019

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Source:: Deseret News – Sports News


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