Thursday, January 26th, 2012 at 10:00 am  |  8 responses

Rafer Alston Trying to Come Back … in the D-League

Skip back? Maybe, and it could happen in the NBA D-League. Per ZagsBlog: “Former NBA point guard Rafer ‘Skip to My Lou’ Alston is attempting a comeback and could be in the NBA D-League by Friday. ‘He has to get picked up and he gets cleared for the NBDL Friday at 1 p.m.,’ a source close to Alston told SNY.tv. Alston, 35, had been coaching at Humble (Texas) Christian Life Center, but is apparently attempting to return to the NBA. The former Queens Cardozo and streetball star last played with the Nets and Miami Heat during the 2009-10 season. ‘I spoke to Mike James,’ Alston’s former AAU coach, Gary Charles, told SNY.tv. ‘He said, ‘Yeah, Rafer wants to get back,’ but I haven’t spoken with Rafer.’”

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  • JML-G

    i still dont get how players like Iverson, Alston, Arenas, Francis and few others isnt needed by ANY of 30 (!) teams.. smh

  • Grant

    Yesssss… Hope the knicks pick him up.

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  • shutup

    Skip- Because as much natural talent as he has he’s a head case. in a summer league game I saw him punch a ref in the face (West 4th NYC like ’03)not to mention scraps with Vujacic and House. Arenas has injuries and is a straight chukka not to mention he brought a gun into a locker room. Francis retired because of migraines, probably due to a thyroid imbalance (his bug eyes (dont know the medical term) are an indicator) as for Iverson he is his own worst enemy, he really thought he was bigger than the game of basketball, pride comes before the fall, he shoulda aged gracefully and accepted his role and he’d still be in the league.

  • MikeC.

    Knicks, please take a run at Skip. 1 yr vets min.

  • Kadavour

    totally agreed Shutup.

  • LA Huey

    I don’t get why there are 30+ YO players in the DEVELOPMENTAL League. Fill those D-League rosters out with young talent.