December 30, 1990: In a game between the NBA's two worst teams in the Orlando Magic and the Denver Nuggets, something really special did happen out on the court: Scott Skiles dished out the game of a lifetime and got himself an NBA record that still stands today.
With 19.6 seconds left in the game, Skiles found teammate Jerry Reynolds for the assist, giving him 30 for the game, breaking the previous NBA record of 29, set in 1978 by Kevin Porter of the New Jersey Nets.
Skiles' stats read like a game of NBA Jam: 22 points and six rebounds to go with the 30 assists. The Magic won by the score of 155-116. It's really incredible to see what it takes to get 30 assists:
Skiles was a tough player — he even once came to blows with teammate Shaquille O'Neal. Skiles appeared in 384 career regular season games with the Magic, averaging 12.9 ppg., 7.2 apg. and 2.9 rpg, and he remains the franchise’s all-time leader in assists, dishing out 2,776.
Here's to you Scott Skiles, and your 30-assist day.