Originally posted on Rumors and Rants  |  Last updated 2/21/13

On Wednesday night Los Angeles Lakers point guard Steve Nash collected his 10,142nd assist, pushing him past Magic Johnson for for fourth place on the NBA’s all-time list. That’s an amazing accomplishment for the 39-year-old Nash who, oddly enough, passed Johnson during his first season with the Lakers. Nash passed Magic with a quick pass to Antawn Jamison, who banked a shot home with 4:42 remaining in the third quarter. The two-time MVP finished the night with seven assists (he now has 10,144), along with 14 points, four rebounds and one steal. Nash is in his 17th NBA season and entering last night’s contest against the Boston Celtics he was averaging 7.4 assists per game in the 30 games he had played in this season. With the way Nash is playing there is little doubt he’ll continue playing for a few more years, which should give him a chance to make a serious run at a few more guys on that list. Next up in third place is Mark Jackson, who has 10,334. Nash is definitely within striking distance of Jackson – just 190 assists – and after that he’ll have to set his sights on Jason Kidd, who entered Wednesday night with 12,004. John Stockton is safely the all-time leader with a remarkable 15,806 career assists. Wednesday night’s accomplishment just continued to show that Nash has solidified himself as one of the best point guards in NBA history.

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