I always knew assists in basketball were bogus. This article just proves it: http://deadspin.com/5336974/how-an-nba-scorekeeper-cooked-the-books
Basketball needs to get rid of the assist stat all together. Basketball is such an extreme stat driven sport.
Official scorers are a piece of work all together. How many no hitters have been saved because of an imaginary error? All the defensive football stats are also a load of crap.