John Stockton is finally cool! Joins Chris Paul, Steph Curry & Damian Lillard in new State Farm commercial
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John Stockton played 1504 regular season games (16 seasons without missing 1 game!), has 15806 assists (3,715 more than Jason Kidd who is 2nd all-time) and 3265 steals (581 more than Jason Kidd who is also 2nd all-time) but he and his short shorts have never, ever, ever been considered cool…until now.
11 years after retiring from the NBA, the Hall of Famer emerged in a new funny State Farm commercial with Steph Curry, Damian Lillard, Sue Bird and Chris Paul as “Don Stockton” and the all-time leader in steals, steals the show.
This gives me a good excuse to brag about one of my favorite streaks of all-time back in 1989 when Stockton put up 20/20 games in 3 out of 4 games – he had 15 points and 19 assists in the non 20+ assists game. During that season he also had 2 more instances of back-to-back 20 assists games including a 18 point 27 assist game. Now that’s cool even if he is wearing these shorts.