By the time Rocky III hit theaters back in the early '80s, the Italian Stallion was loved so much for his accomplishments that the City of Brotherly Love erected a statue in his honor. The Utah Jazz have done no less for the incomparable John Stockton, as well as named a street in front of the Energy Solutions Arena after him.
The consummate professional, who was gracious in victory and defeat, Stockton avoided the spotlight like few others and yet shined in it as well as any who played the game.
Typical of his unassuming nature, at the end of his career rather than hold the typical news conference, he announced his retirement with a released statement where he stated, "I think I'm finished."
It's probably an exaggeration to suggest there isn't enough salt in the Great Salt Lake to equal the list of great moments and accomplishments in the Hall of Fame career that spanned nearly 20 seasons of the greatest point guard to ever set foot on a basketball court, but it sure feels that way when mentally going through that list.
For now, I'll try to narrow it down to ten while acknowledging that there will surely be many omitted but none forgotten.