NBA History: 5 Most loyal players of all time
#4 John Stockton, Utah Jazz (1984 to 2003)
John Stockton is remembered as one of the most consistent and durable players of all time. The 10-time NBA All-Star was selected by the Utah Jazz as the 16th pick of the first round in the 1984 Draft and stayed with the franchise for 19 seasons. John was a legendary playmaker and led the league in assists 9 times.
Stockton holds the record for most career assists in NBA history with 15,806 assists and averaged more than 10 assists per game. He also has the most steals in the history of the league (3,265) and was a two-time steals leader. Stockton was a decent scorer, averaging 13.1 points per game.
During Stockton-s 19-year career, the Jazz made the NBA Playoffs every season in every season. He led the team to their only two NBA Finals appearances.
On May 2, 2003, Stockton announced his retirement. His number 12 jersey was retired by the Jazz. He was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2009.