John Houston Stockton (born March 26, 1962) is an American retired professional basketball player.
He spent his entire NBA career (1984–2003) as a point guard for the Utah Jazz, and the team made the playoffs in each of his 19 seasons.
In 1997 and 1998, together with his longtime teammate Karl Malone, Stockton led the Jazz to the franchise's only two NBA Finals appearances.
Stockton is a ten-time NBA All-Star and a two-time Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame inductee (in 2009 for his individual career, and in 2010 as a member of the 1992 United States men's Olympic basketball team "Dream Team").
In 1996, he was named one of the 50 greatest players in NBA history.
Stockton holds the NBA records for most career assists and steals by wide margins and is regarded as one of the greatest point guards of all time.