Thursday, May 7th, 2009 at 11:00 am  |  111 responses

Video: Rafer Alston Will Slap You

by Marcel Mutoni

Especially if you happen to be Eddie House.

Skip to My Lou turned into Rick James last night, getting slap-happy with Eddie House. This came after House drained yet another three-bomb in his grill (on his way to a game-high 31 points), evidently upsetting Alston to the point where he felt it necessary to slap Eddie.

Watch the video, and let us know what you think: Should Rafer be suspended for Game 3 of the Celtics/Magic series?

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  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com/ BETCATS

    well somebody had to. Even his teammate asked eddie to ‘get caught up in life’(STARBURY!)

  • http://www.fap.com nate the great

    haha eddie house is god.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Myles Brown

    If Skip is suspended a game, Id happily invite him to spend that day moderating our comments section.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    He should have just bounced the ball off his face and then did his patented Skip to My Lou Dribble down the court with that fat idiot from AND1 running out of the crownd screaming “YEAH BABYYYYY!!!!”

  • http://www.lkz.ch Darksaber

    Skip slapped the house. That was fun…ny. These sissy fouls during the current playoffs are getting more hilarious by the game.

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com/ BETCATS

    that ‘fat idiot’ is the best thing about AND1. And it is ‘Oh Babyyyy!!!’ not ‘yeah baby’

  • http://sfdjilf.com Jukai

    Wouldn’t it be a HOOT if they don’t suspend Rondo for punching a dude in the face and flinging another dude into a table, but they suspend Skip for slapping someone Three Stooges style in the back of the head.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    I haven’t watched AND1 in about 5 years BET….sorry.

  • http://www.kb24.com The Seed

    House threw a quick elbow, so Skip got upset and slapped that dude. Hey at least Skip, didn’t beat him up. To me House looked scared.

  • Jacob

    if eddie house did the charleston that would make this even more great

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    “Is Skip gonna have to slap a b*tch?!”

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    I truly dislike Eddie House. I’ll be randomnly playing this thruout the day.

  • http://ittakesanationofmillionstoholdthissac.blogspot.com ciolkstar

    Loved Eddie’s post game comment though: “Thats what happens when you start bussin’ somebody ass”

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    ^That’s why I hate Eddie House.

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com/ BETCATS

    Eddie House and his make pretend ‘im a star player’ persona is like Tyler Perry playing Madea or Martin Lawernce as Big Momma. We all know whats under that suit, its another totaly different entity. I used to like him on the Bobcats, but since he was on the Suns but mostly on the Celtics, he has transformed into a ultra-d!ck

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Izzo

    In fairness,Eddie House is probably funnier than Martin Lawrence.

  • cdef28

    Eddie House is a punk. He plays garbage defense, and his offense consists of running around like a chicken with its head cut off and shoot threes.

  • riggs

    “he slapped me in the head because he was tired of me slapping him in his head” haha

  • riggs

    gotta love slam, dude gets slapped and he still gets hated on. hilarious.

  • http://www.pkone.com PK

    ^ Seriously? The man put on a shooting clinic last night and you’re actually criticizing his offense? His defense was actually not terrible last night, for a change.

  • neaorin

    Does anybody know if you can put a YouTube video on continuous loop?

  • Brian

    Yes Jukai, this is a great chance for the NBA to put its’ foot in its’ mouth after the Rondo chronicles. The NBA – Where the class system happens.

  • Rich

    No way should Skip get suspended. NBA, don’t be stupid. That was nothing compared to what Rondo did to the Bulls – tripping Hinrich, knocking Miller’s tooth out, and then throwing Hinrich in the scorer’s table. Fine him and leave the situation alone.

  • cdef28

    PK, he is a great shooter. There is no denying that. But his defense usually does suck. Still, I’m not hating on him as much as Reggie. Did you hear his commentating after House actually dribbled to the goal and hit a nice shot?

  • http://effyou@heythere.com Allenp

    Like Jukai said, Skip better not get suspended. If Rondo played all seven games, Skip continues to play.
    Also, Eddie House went out like a punk for pretending like he didn’t know why Rafer was upset. He obviously elbowed him. He knew he did that. To pretend otherwise and talk sporty is a punk move.

  • http://sfdjilf.com Jukai

    I don’t know why, but I’ve probably played this video 50-60 times.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Izzo

    Jukai:It’s the way Houses headband moves when being hit…..it’s hypnotic.

  • http://www.lkz.ch Darksaber

    yeahhh, the headless chicken sure has sucked on offense since the allstar break.

  • cdef28

    Darksaber are you being sarcastic? I don’t care enough to look up Eddie House stats.

  • http://ittakesanationofmillionstoholdthissac.blogspot.com ciolkstar

    I guess yall might be right, I didn’t really see the elbow (No DVR). But I still thought it was funny that Eddie House cussed in the postgame. Him acting hard doesn’t bother me becuase is its so effing obvious that he’s not. Eddie was shooting the lights out, but he don’t really want it with Skip, that for sure.

  • Brian

    I don’t like House’s stubby arms.

  • http://www.another48minutes.blogspot.com Gerard Himself

    I don’t have any problem with Eddie House. I saw the game last night, and he was killing the Magic all night long. The guy is 6’1, scoring 31 points shooting 11 out of 14. I’m not hating. Alston however, should’ve kept his hands to himself. Alston played decent in the second half, one of the few Magic players who was active throughout the game. Sadly enough, in today’s game a guy like Alston will get suspended over this. I hate to see it happen, but in all fairness, it’s his own fault.

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    Why do New York point guards hate Eddie House so much? I can’t wait for next game when Mark Jackson and Rod Strickland run out of the stands and beat him with socks full of quarters.

  • Erika Badu

    That slap was the greatest thing i’ve ever seen in basketball. I was laughing for 5 minutes straight.

  • kingofsota

    yeah i watched this like 25 times in a row… its hilarious! at the same time though, skip can not get suspended. Rondo tried to be Rambo against Brad Miller and Hinrich and Rajon got no penalty. If Rafer gets a game off, Boston should pay his fine.

  • Trevor

    Eddie’s shooting was phenomonal. I think he is a better 3 point shooter than Ray. Not a better clutch shooter, midrange shooter, or overall player obviously, but I think if you put Eddie vs Ray in a 3 pt contest Eddie would win. Alston probably will get suspended. GO CELTS.

  • Superman Osman

    Smack that beanhead silly Skip. Even Eddie’s son know his pops is a p*ssy by now.

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    Semi-unrelated, Eddie House’s release is so damn fast. I think he actually COULD catch and shoot in .10 seconds.

  • Kevin

    I need a gif of this ish cause the slo mo replay had me rolling…Skip smacked him like he was a child getting outta line….lmao..

  • http://effyou@heythere.com Allenp

    Everything is better in slow motion…
    Make that headband jiggle.

  • http://lastknickstanding.blogspot.com Bryan

    I don’t care about eddie house one way or the other but that sh*t was hilarious.

  • http://www.myspace.com/linkstigatorkevin Kevin Wilson

    That House quote was hilarious.

  • http://www.rich-imaging.com Dutch Rich

    We need Bethlehem Sholes to give us some postgame hood translations.

  • http://www.rich-imaging.com Dutch Rich

    Shoals! Sorry Beth.

  • Bear

    Haha…go Alston

  • http://www.lkz.ch Darksaber

    “like a child outta line”. Precisely! And with the same annoyed facial expression too. Fun…ny!

  • Jacob

    Rafer Alston said to Eddie House “how the hell do you get a show on cartoon network?” SLAP!

  • vtrobot

    Who cares how hard Eddie is and who cares about his defense? All we need is that offense. EDD-IE! EDDIE! Keep hating while he drops bombs on all of you. Yeah, Eddie’s a total d*ck now because he’s a Celtic. Same thing with KG. They were such nice, well-behaved men before. SHUT UP!! Even being a C’s fan, I think this would be a f*cking lame suspension. It was a slap. Just like Rondo to Miller, just not as hard. Kobester won’t get suspended either. There’s no way that could happen. On a side note, it would be physically impossible to elbow Anthony Johnson in the throat as he has no neck.

  • http://effyou@heythere.com Allenp

    Rafer Alston was looking for a reason to slap somebody. Eddie House gave him just enough of a reason.
    And we have video gold.
    Make that headband jiggle…

  • bakers-dozen (12-13_

    that slap was great fun! Wrong, yeah, but if they don’t suspend Kobe for kung-fu’ing Ron Ron or Fish for flooring Scola, or Rondo for being Rondo…well, this whole NBA thing is rigged anyway.

  • bakers-dozen (12-13_

    What was it that MC Hammer said once, “bust em in the back of their head!”

    Rafer was just going ol’ school.

  • Erik

    haah, eddie house is a punk. No suspension, i agree with the kats above, it will be effed up if Rafe gets supsension an Rondo went away clean from all of last series

  • Addam

    Does anyone remember that time that Sam Mitchell made Rafer cry? Did Sam slap skip in a similar method?

  • Tuomas

    I was very afraid about how many people would be pushing for Skip to be suspended. Luckily – for once – I shouldn’t have been. He better not miss a game. That might be Stu’s most awesome f*ck up yet. Well, maybe not, but an awesome f*ck up nonetheless.

  • Tuomas

    Oh, and love the headband. And Hit Em’ Up on the background made it even more hilarious.

  • http://yahoo Daanswer

    There are alot of haters here…..No one mentioned the elbows Rafer gave Rondo trying to guard him earlier in the game….and I didnt see a elbow from House- what I saw was a WASHED UP NY streetballer getting his eyes shot out by House- getting upset and lashing out. Rondo threw hinrich into the table, but Skip SWUNG AND MADE CONTACT WITH HOUSE’S HEAD….hate all you want, but Skip gets a game suspension. C’s in 6. Live with it.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pYa5u-lPS8c MooButter

    Does anyone else think Eddie House looks like a mannequin? His beard line is just too clean. He looks fake, seriously.

  • http://ittakesanationofmillionstoholdthissac.blogspot.com ciolkstar

    LOL @Moo Butter. I was thinking the same thing in the postgame, it looks like its drawn on or something.

  • jrb

    rafer alston is a pimp

  • Tuomas

    …Aaaand five minutes later it happened. Me and my naïve optimism.

  • http://www.slamonline.com blackjack

    Skip was just upset because he couldn’t hit a shot all night. I hope he doesn’t get suspended. He sucks anyway

  • Diesel

    Eddie House is a b*tch. The dude has one good game in like 6 weeks and he’s gonna talk sh*t? That’s why everyone outside of Boston hates him and most of the players on the Celtics.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    He should have used some talc powder.

  • http://effyou@heythere.com Allenp

    “Where’s my powder?”

  • underdog

    Hilarious. I’m not a big fan of either of them, but this slap actually made me like Skip a little bit.

  • Diesel

    Everyone can use a nice slap to the back of the head every now and then to keep them grounded.

  • http://www.slamonline.com eddiehouseonfire

    There’s a lot of jealousy on this site. Everybody is always hating on the champs.

  • truthteller

    Don’t even try that! Did you complain when Rondo smacked the crap out of Brad Miller? I bet you were crying for him to get suspended, right? You must be a Celtic fan!

  • truthteller

    Correction: Eddie House is NOT a champion!

  • malanacream

    I didnt watch the game yesterday, what happened to paul pierce, he onoly played 15 min….
    and what about KG, does he has any chance to play the playoffs yet?

    Sorry, I’m from brazil, we don’t have too much news about nba here…


  • Kevin

    Even worse for House dude got slapped in front of his son haha

  • http://where-basketball-b-longs.blogspot.com B. Long

    Thank you, Skip. Is there a more annoying player in the NBA than Eddie House.

  • Luke

    Co-sign Jukai….if the NBA didn’t suspend Rondo for what he did to Hinrich,but they suspend Skip for this,its an absolute joke,and will ruin this series.

    Funny Rafer after the game though ”If the NBA is cool they’ll take a look and realise he elbowed me first”

    Of course the NBA aren’t gonna be cool with it haha.But yeh the league wants another Beantown/Hollywood finals..they’ll suspend Skip.Shame as a Magic fan :(

  • http://www.alllooksame.com Tarzan Cooper

    why didnt skip have the foresight to fill his hand lebron-style with talc, then slap the siht outta eddie? that would have been the greatest thing to ever happen in the nba.

  • http://www.slamonline.com eddiehouseonfire

    @truthteller: My memory is kind of bad but I think the Celtics won the championship last year, which would then make Eddie House a champion.

  • Fat Lever

    Now someone just needs to D-Bo Perkins and all will be right in the world.

  • truthteller

    You and I know that calling Eddie House a champion is like calling Stacey King a champion. Yeah, he was on the Championship Chicago Bulls team but come on now…

  • http://www.hoopsvibe.com/christopher_sells-authorHV106.html chiqo

    randy brown a champion? bill wennington? jud buechler? um…

  • Jake

    Eddie house is a parasite….that’s all I have to say.

  • NJ4Life

    So happy the nets got rid of house…

  • Ken

    Oh man, EBoy’s first comment had me rolling in the aisles.

  • http://ittakesanationofmillionstoholdthissac.blogspot.com ciolkstar

    Eddie is a good role player. I’m really not a big fan. but the man has a quick release and when he gets it going he can kill oppopsong teams. he was a solid contributor to last year’s celtic team, the man is a champ.

  • http://ittakesanationofmillionstoholdthissac.blogspot.com ciolkstar

    I suck at spelling.

  • Diesel

    He should have licked his knuckles then back-handed him.

  • http://www.ballislife.com/ Moose

    I like how they put “Hit Em Up” to the video. Shame they’re both on the East coast.

  • Jalepino Sausage ‘the first’

    oh yeah he scored 60+ in a college game he can score . One

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ James aka…

    Eboy, I sent you something for the blog, should you be interested.



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  • Sarah

    House’s reaction is priceless.

  • Sarah

    It’s a shame that this video doesn’t have the “manly” chest-to-chest stare down =/

  • http://www.triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    Regie Miller actually said on the NBA video review of this…oops upside the head, oops upside the head… he actually sang it…. #cringe#.

  • chintao

    Another great hit from Skip. New York is too real for E. House.

  • http://slamonline.com Nw09

    How come it’s okay for people to defend skip and I saw people bashing Kobe under the other article for what happened between him and Ron?

    Slam is absolutely hilarious at times *smh*

  • clos1881

    I love what Skip did Eddie house needs to chill out with all that celebrating after every shot and this is coming from somebody that loves showboats eddie is the ultimate journey man 7 teams 9 years for a reason just be happy to be on a team

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    hahahaha Co-sign Clos1881. Ed House is a punk, straight up.
    Co-sign chintao, too. Although chintao h@tes literally every great Knick player ever.

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    Nah I don’t hate Ed that much, he’s just really annoying.

  • niQ

    1) although i love skip, that was unnecessary.
    2) eddie house is simply this years damon jones.

  • Feezy24

    never turn your back on skip

  • chintao

    @ Teddy ==> If by “every”, you mean the Waterboy, WWJD Ward, Chris Doo-doo-hon, then you are correct, sir. On the rest of the guys, my feelings range from “meh” to crystal meth-induced, passion heart attack.

  • chintao

    @Nw09 ==> Surely even one as blinded by partisan loyalties as yourself can see the difference between a malicious elbow to the chops and a corrective, paternal headslap.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Blinguo

    This is all Gary Payton’s fault. Anybody else watch NBA TV highlights in studio with GP and CWebb this season? Gary says “Hit em in the head!” during 3-pt highlights, including during Eddie House’s barrages(or if a few here and there in highlights are considered a barrage, when that last game was a clinic so he had the right to be all hyped).

  • SWIFTboy

    Clearly, Alston simply noticed the the NBA logo on Eddie’s headband was not perfectly centered on the side of his head, and just did him the favour. What does he get for this kindly, and might I add efficiently executed gesture, but a suspension? Clearly the NBA does not understand the finer points of comradery.

  • ngoiekafita

    Hahahaha, Skip b*tchslapped Eddie like he was his son!
    I wonder what would happen if this was a streetball game, i know for a fact Eddie won’t be talkin’ all that trash or Skip might go all Peeler on him!
    Dave Chappelle style! SLAP!!!

  • BostonBaller

    Yes yes yes, we know. Rondo did this and that but the difference is that Rondo’s dumb moves were in the context of the game (in the flow) NOT a hilarious slap upside the head (it was funny) It’s not that the Celtics are the cream, LA is a storied franchise and Kobe didn’t get ejected or suspended yet Fisher did. WHY? Because Kobe’s elbow was in the flow of the game and below the shoulders and Fishers elbow was “premeditated” and meant to harm. Same team different results. I wouldn’t have complained if Rondo got suspended but stop “whining” already. E House did give skip an elbow but how hard was it really? He barely moved Skip, Skip was just pissed b/c he was getting done. PERIOD.

  • BostonBaller

    @ clos1881 Posted: May.7 at 11:55 pm You must HATE cleveland b/c every make is a celebration by the entire bench. I don’t have a problem with it but you can’t complain about 1 guy when league wide it happens. There are only a few players who don’t do it and even fewer superstars. (Duncan & Kobe to name 2) E House may be a journey man but he contributed last year and this year.

  • http://slamonline.com Nw09


    *sigh* Kobe didn’t hit Ron anywhere near his face t was a box out below the neck area, there’s a pic that shows Ron engaging his elbow into Kobe’s head. Some of you guys are reaching for sh-t just to reach. And I find it hilarious some of are trying to make the “Well it’s not as bad as” argument. Even one blinded by partisan hating like yourself and others should understand that. See how I switched that around? The bias is hilarious as well.

  • rasmach

    if house actually played d for one second it would be so bad to run all around the court with that punk jus for him to shove him in his stomach after the shot him fi get a fat box yes

  • chintao

    @ Nw09 ==> I saw elbow to neck/jaw area. Nevertheless, regardless of where it landed, the elbow was a move that could have cause serious injury. A headslap such as the one under consideration here, could not possibly injure anyone. There is a major difference in both intent and consequence. See how you can’t switch that around?

  • Jski

    SKip hitting House should be the next “sure shot” contest