Rafer Alston Continues to Beat the Odds

by May 28, 2009

The man’s continued success never ceases to amaze: “When you’ve taken the road I’ve taken – you’re in the league for three years, you have to go down to the D-League and work back up – you kind of see the tunnel getting dark,’ said Alston, who became a frequent starter for the first time when he played for the Heat in 2003-04. ‘But I put in the work and I saw the light at the end of the tunnel.’ When you consider that backdrop, it’s somewhat amazing that Alston will start for the Magic at 8:30 p.m. Thursday in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals in Cleveland. In fact, Alston’s ability to outplay Cavaliers guard Mo Williams is a big reason the Magic is on the verge of upsetting the team with the NBA’s best regular-season record.”