#TBT: Rafer Alston

Rafer Alston might be best remembered as Skip 2 My Lou, not Rafer Alston, NBA PG. Not much wrong with that—Skip’s a legend—but Alston was a solid player in his own right. He filled a classic if crucial role for various good teams: the serious defender who distributes the ball and knocks down big threes.

Above is one of his best games ever—31 points (8 treys) and 5 dimes for the Rockets on national TV.

(P.S. A more complete highlight reel is right here.)