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Zag 77
12-09-2013, 09:24 PM
A sister-in-law of John Stockton gave me his new book, Assisted: An Autobiography. When asked about the title, she explained that John had more assists and more stolen balls than any other player. When I finished this book, I was reminded of Francis Beckwith’s column concerning the not always edifying example of many professional athletes. Beckwith points out the illegitimacy rates too often associated with many of these athletes. Stockton, by contrast, is rather an example of what a professional athlete ought to be. He strove, in his quiet and modest way, to be a good basketball player, but more a good husband, father, and member of the team and community.


12-10-2013, 03:48 AM

Going to go get me a hard copy

12-10-2013, 07:54 AM
Great book, and an easy read. I recommend it. I bought a couple extra copies for some friends and their kids.

Chicken Ball
12-10-2013, 08:47 AM
Wonderful. Proud to share an alma mater with that man.

Zag 77
12-10-2013, 03:47 PM
I would like Santa to bring me a copy. :)