Is there such a thing as an unbreakable record anymore?
It seems nearly all of the milestones that we thought were untouchable have been surpassed or soon will be. Lou Gehrig’s consecutive games played streak was once thought to be the most untouchable record until Cal Ripken bested it. Hank Aaron’s all-time home run record was exceeded, albeit allegedly by illegal means, by Barry Bonds.
With the prevalence of singular scoring and rapidly improving medical technology, it seems to be just a matter of time before Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s NBA all-time scoring record is surpassed.
John Stockton’s record for all-time assists is not one that usually gets a lot of mention, but it’s arguably as “unbreakable” as DiMaggio’s 56 game hitting streak. Stockton’s record sits at 15,806 assists, which is about 4,000 above second-place assist man Jason Kidd. That Stockton is more than 33 percent ahead of the next closest competitor is astounding.