The NBA’s 8 All-Time Assists Leaders

Feeding the point scorers on the team has always been crucial in the NBA (image: renovahandcare.com)

Feeding the point scorers on the team has always been crucial in the NBA (image: renovahandcare.com)

It may not be a statistic given as much attention as points scored or even rebounds achieved, but a player who dishes up regular assists is as valuable to an NBA franchise as anyone. It’s time therefore, to give some appreciation to those players in the history of the NBA who have helped their sides by feeding their team mates with the most career regular season assists ever recorded.

The following eight men – who were all point guards – are the only players in the history of the league to date who have recorded over 8,500 career assists during the regular season, and include some of the greatest players the NBA has ever seen.