The 25 Greatest Streetball Players of All Time

18. Rafer Alston

Nickname: Skip 2 My Lou
City: Queens, N.Y.
Highlights

The man that started the AND1 Mixtape craze, Rafer made his name in the streets of NYC and in the Riverside, Calif. summer league with J.W. North. His moves are immortalized in AND1 Mixtape Vol. 1. His dribbling skills drew Dr. J-like crowds with people climbing high objects to get a better view. Alston is also one of the few streetball players of the modern era to have a viable NBA career. While most of them have played in college, streetball players aren't taken serious by basketball elitists. If Skip did half of the moves he did on the steets in the L, he would've been raking in the doe from endorsements. But if he tried those flashy moves, would he have been given the needed playing time? 

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