Is the assist statistic bogus?

Is the assist statistic bogus?
November 20, 2012, 3:43 am
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Rajon Rondo is an assist machine on the Boston Celtics. He currently has 34 straight games of 10-plus assists, and trails only John Stockton and Magic Johnson for the record.

But . . . does it matter? Is the assist stat even a real thing?

Bob Ryan and Dan Shaughnessy discuss how the assist has changed over the years and why the C'sRondo are obviously going for the record.