2012-13 Top 10 Moments: #10
With 20 seconds to go in the first half of an early January game at Houston, Steve Nash pocket passed himself into the record books, becoming just the fifth player in NBA history to amass 10,000 career assists with a pretty bounce pass to Antawn Jamison.
Joining a table in which only John Stockton, Jason Kidd, Mark Jackson and Magic Johnson have a seat was a legendary accomplishment for the future Hall of Famer. He was initially more concerned with the 125-112 loss, however, even though Dwight Howard, Pau Gasol and Jordan Hill were all out with injuries.
''It's really hard to enjoy it right now,'' Nash said after the contest. ''I don't want to discredit it, or not appreciate the company I share in this milestone, but right now it's the farthest thing from my mind.''
Nash had 10 assists in the game, the sixth double-digit dime effort in seven games since returning from a fractured leg on Dec. 22. Then on Feb. 20 vs. Boston, Nash surpassed Magic's mark of 10,141 to climb into the fourth spot on the all-time chart.
He finished the season with 10,249 dimes, just 85 behind Jackson (10,334) for third.