Thursday, December 10th, 2009 at 10:00 am  |  31 responses

Rafer Alston Rips Teammates

When he’s out there playing, Skip just wants to feel (and hear) some love from his teammates. He doesn’t ask for much: “They had already cornered the NBA’s market on tough times, losing their first 18games to set a record. But what especially rankled Alston last night was seeing teammates fail to pull for each other before an announced crowd of 10,005 at the Meadowlands. ‘It’s mind-boggling sometimes when you don’t see the guys behind you doing that,’ he said, after the Nets fell to 2-20. ‘That’s more hurtful than anything, is to not cheer your teammates on who are out there trying to get the job done. That’s the way I was taught to do it: Play together and root for your teammate, whether you’re in the game or not. The good teams do that. They stay together, no matter how the game is going.”‘

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  • Nigel

    It’s a shame that Rafer has to be a part of this mess. He’s too good to be wasting his last few years with the rebuilding Nets.

  • Exile


  • Prentice

    He didn’t “have” to be, he could have signed anywhere he wanted for the Vet minimumor similar, but went to Jersey because they offered him the most $$$, so forgive me if I dont shed a tear for Skip..

  • http://www.digitalthread.com AlbertBarr

    They should just close the franchise down till they get to Brooklyn. Rent your players out for a couple years then bring em to brooklyn. Better than watching this mess for a whole season.

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com Hursty

    Prentice, he got traded there in the Courtney Lee deal for Vince Carter. Didn’t he?

  • Peter
  • http://www.twitter.com/notebooknick thesubwayconnection

    Yeah, he was part of the Vince deal. Didn’t sign there. Wouldn’t sign there. Still playing hard even though the team is going nowhere.

  • Prentice

    @Hursty.. My bad, i’ll just take my foot out of my mouth now. In that case Co-sign Nigel.

  • http://www.twitter.com/Th3_R3al_Chris Th3_R3al_Chris

    All Alone #1?

  • The Wize

    time to skip town

  • The Wize

    skip to my lose?

    Sorry, too many sucker puns. I love Skip, hope it gets better for him.

  • fatjeansince88

    No, this is more than what he deserves. It is called KARMA. B!itch A$$ Nicca will always be synonymous with Raefer Alston to me. Im sure Eddie House, Ron Artest, Anthony Heyward, Steve Nash, and Waliyy Dixon all agree with me on that.

  • tavoris

    @fatjeans-kinda harsh?

  • http://myspace.com/rsaenz24 RoG23

    Rafer should try to save NY !!! That would be cool. Highly unlikely but cool.

  • fatjeansince88

    @ RoG23: No; Nas, Sha Stimuli, The LOX, Joell Ortiz, 50 Cent, Maino, Skyzoo, Juelz Santana, Cory Gunz, and maybe Papoose can save NY.

  • Randy Brown

    Rafer quit on his team when he, eh, hit Half Man on the head and didn’t apologise, and, eh, dissed Headache

  • riggs

    this dude said 50 Cent,juelz santana and maino….GTFO.

  • Statik

    Papoose couldn’t even save Remy, how in the hell he goin to save NY? FREE SKIP!

  • heartlandG

    Im with Statik…Free Skip!!! Send skip to tha Lakers fo Sasha

  • http://www.realcavsfans.com Anton

    ^^By 50 Cent, he meant Rodney Stuckey.

  • jdubbs29

    LOL @ Anton dem dudes do look alike don’t they?

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

    If Blake Griffin became ‘Greg Oden 2.0′, did Greg Odens injury turn himself into ‘Greg Oden 3.0′????

  • ThaWindy

    didnt sound like much of a rip. Just they truth….So much hype!

  • Celboogz

    For real @ what THAWINDY said

  • DacresMother

    Dacre, its time for bed. Now go get your hammock and sleep on the porch–I mean ground outside ou trailer.

  • RV

    It’s the Houston Rockets effect..

  • luke

    Prentice what the hell are you on about?Could have signed anywhere?He was part of the Vince Carter deal you idiot,get your facts right before accusing someone.

  • MikeC.

    It is kinda sad seeing vets stuck in situations like this. Especially guys that worked hard to make it into the L, make a roster, establish themselves, become a starter, be on a contender, then play for a sh!t team when they’re winding down. Trade Nate Robinson for Skip.

  • MikeC.

    He does make millions playing a game the rest of us play for free whenever we can fit a run into our busy school/work/life schedules. So I don’t feel too bad for him. I just like seeing the guys that work hard find success.

  • http://Www.lkz.ch Darksaber

    Oh man, Dacre’s gotten himself a stalker. Slam royalty.(in a bad way)

  • Still ballin

    Lee and alston was in the final last season.now they broke the record for worst star ever.. At least skip still have the winner atitude..