Stephen Curry Passes Kareem On All-Time Assists List
Stephen Curry is now ranked 48th on the all-time assists list with 5,664 career dimes.
He passed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, who previously held the 48th spot with 5,660 assists.
Abdul-Jabbar is not known for his playmaking abilities as a center, but he did average 5.4 assists per game in the 1978-79 season.
Stephen Curry, on the other hand, is a point guard who handles the ball a fair amount for the Golden State Warriors.
It is impressive that Curry has surpassed Abdul-Jabbar in assists, given the center's lengthy career of 1,560 games.
Curry needs 32 more assists to pass Larry Bird on the all-time assists list, who is currently ranked 47th with 5,695 assists.
Given Curry's current assists per game average, he should surpass Bird in around six games.
Curry is known for his scoring prowess, but he has also become an excellent playmaker in recent years, averaging a career-high 6.6 assists per game in the 2020-2021 season.
With his sharpshooting ability and improved playmaking, Curry has cemented himself as one of the greatest point guards of all time.