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John Stockton
John Stockton
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Born: 03/26/62
Height: 6-1 / 1.85
Weight:175 lbs. / 79.4 kg.
Earnings: $65,975,000 ($120,358,539*)

Chris Paul on being named to the NBA 75th Anniversary Team: I'll never forget it

Chris Paul: For all these years I have just kept my head down and done the work, and I can honestly say that being named to the NBA 75 team, the day we did that huge photoshoot, I’ll never forget it. I met a number of players that I had never met for the first time. Being in the same setting, all of us, at the same time, was the craziest feeling. Standing there and taking a picture with John Stockton and Isiah Thomas and Magic Johnson, all of these guys that I have watched since I was a kid. It’s something that will live forever, I’m grateful.
It’s because during the 1998 Western Conference finals, the Lakers—then built around a young Shaquille O’Neal (26) and an even younger Kobe Bryant (19)—were, for the second straight spring, getting absolutely destroyed by the Jazz, a veteran-laden powerhouse led by Karl Malone and John Stockton. The Lakers were flashier and more talented, with Van Exel, Eddie Jones, Robert Horry, Rick Fox and Derek Fisher flanking O’Neal and Bryant. But the Jazz were more mature and methodical and ultimately overpowering. “We were young,” Van Exel says. “We had guys that wanted to get their points and do their thing, as opposed to going out there and winning as a group.”

John Stockton writes letter of support for Utah woman who pled guilty of being Capitol insurrectionist

Utah Jazz legend and NBA Hall of Famer John Stockton wrote a letter to a federal judge in support of a Utah woman who pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge related to the Jan. 6, 2021 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. Janet Buhler, of Kaysville, was arrested in Salt Lake City this past July 30 after she was charged with five counts by federal prosecutors related to her and her stepson-in-law, retired Salt Lake City police officer Michael Lee Hardin, allegedly being in the Capitol that day.
She ultimately accepted a plea deal, agreeing on Jan. 30 to plead guilty to a single charge of parading, demonstrating or picketing in a Capitol building, with the other charges then to be dismissed upon sentencing. Stockton’s letter notes that Buhler is the wife of former Jazz team chiropractor Craig Buhler, and calls her “one of the kindest people I have ever known.” He goes on to describe her as a good wife, a regular church-goer, a volunteer at homeless shelters, a prolific music and fashion design teacher who is quiet, non-confrontational, and reserved.