Steve Nash Hits Epic 10,000 Career Assists Mark Against Houston Rockets

Steve Nash recorded his 10,000th career assist in the Los Angeles Lakers' game against the Houston Rockets.

Coming into the season, Nash had totaled just over 9,900 assists, and breaking his way into the exclusive 10,000 dime club was inevitable as long as he was able to stay healthy.

Well, he did break his leg earlier on in the season, but he has healed up nicely and his contribution to the Lakers is just about what they expected.

Nash came into the game with just five assists to go, so it was more or less expected that he would drop that fateful dime in this game.

COUNTDOWN: STEVE NASH/10K (9,995 assists) @stevenash is on the cusp of the 10K, check out his Top 10 Career Assists

— NBA History (@NBAHistory) January 7, 2013  

I am looking forward to seeing @stevenash reach the 10,000 assists mark! He only needs 5 more!#SteveNash10K

— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) January 8, 2013  

With seconds left in the second quarter, Nash dropped a pass in to Antawn Jamison, who was able to easily drop it in for a wide-open layup off the faked pick-and-roll.

As expected, Twitter was beside itself with people patting Nash on the back and giving him all the kudos he deserves.


There it is! Assist 10,000 for @stevenash on the dish to Antawn Jamison. Congrats Steve! #Nash10K #GoLakers…

— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) January 9, 2013  

Congrats to Steve Nash for becoming 5th player to dish out 10,000 career assists. (Stockton, Kidd, M. Jackson, Magic).

— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) January 9, 2013  

Nash's 10,000th assist was pretty cool. Another chess victory on the pick and roll

— Ethan Strauss (@SherwoodStrauss) January 9, 2013  

10,000 ASSISTS! Congrats @s...

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