Nash Passes Magic on All-Time Assists List
On the night the Los Angeles Lakers honored the late Jerry Buss, the architect of “Showtime,” Steve Nash passed the legendary point guard in charge of those run-and-gun teams.
With seven assists in the Lakers’ 113-99 win over the Boston Celtics on Wednesday, Nash leapfrogged Magic Johnson for fourth place on the NBA’s all-time assists list.
“It’s crazy,” Nash said. “I definitely didn’t see that coming when I was 15 years old. What can I say? It’s almost embarrassing. [Johnson is] an idol of mine. I grew up watching him and idolizing him and trying to emulate him. To do it here in L.A. at his franchise is definitely special.”
Nash now has 10,144 assists for his career, trailing only John Stockton (15,806), Jason Kidd (12,004 and counting) and Mark Jackson (10,334).