In a way, Jordan Hill is the real hero in the saga of Kobe’s 17-assist game. If Hill didn’t have such a wet-bordering-on-soaked jumper that Kevin Love simply doesn’t respect at all, we’d be talking about how Kobe had nine assists. Instead, Kobe Bean assisted Hill on eight shots, most of them jumpshots.
That brings me to my next question: what’s the record for assists to one person? Stockton? I have to think that, in at least one of his 91 games where he got at least eighteen assists, he dimed to Karl Malone ten times. It’s almost a total certainty. However, until we get official confirmation on this (which I’m too lazy to do), Kobe holds the record. Congratulations Kobe!