John Stockton believes idea for NBA retired players league marketable

john-stockton-matchWould you pay for tickets to see retired NBA players go at it, being over 50 years old?

TMZ caught up with retired NBA legend John Stockton in New York, while he was walking down the street.

Stockton, always a class act, was asked about the possibility of establishing a new NBA league for retired NBA players, who are over 50 years old.

“Well, I am sure there’s market for some of that,” Stockton said, smiling. “But it won’t be me though. Thanks for asking.”

John Stockton is considered one of the best point guards in the history of NBA. Stockton, a 10-time NBA All-Star played all of his 19 seasons in Utah Jazz, leading the team back-to-back NBA finals in 1997 and 1998, where the team fell to Chicago Bulls.

Stockton led the NBA in steals 4 times, and in assists 11 times (9 straight seasons), holding all-time best record in NBA for assists.

Stockton played 1504 NBA games, starting in 1300 of them, averaging 13.1 ppg and 10.5 apg in 31.8 mpg. Stockton, a reliable shooter, holds 51 percent of career shooting from the field. He has played for USA Olympic Dream team, and is a Hall of Famer.

On one hand, there might be some market in the Retired NBA Players league, as surely a lot of people (including Ex NBA of course) would want to see retired NBA players play, while on the other hand, since they’re way over their prime, the game just might not be worth it.

A solution here would be – Sports Island. For those who don’t know – Sports Island is “a place, where you can watch all your sports heroes recreated in their prime”. That wouldn’t be the same as the real thing though.


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