Skip to my Lou

Born on July 24, 1976, Rafer Alston is also known as Skip to my Lou. He is a former American basketball player by profession. He became popular during the AND1 Mixtape Tour in 1999 before joining the NBA (National Basketball Association). Rafer Alston was a part of 6 teams while playing for the NBA and made it to the NBA finals while playing for Orlando Magic.

Skip To My Lou had an NBA career to dream for, with teams like Milwaukee Bucks, Toronto Raptors, Miami Heat, Houston Rockets, Orlando Magic, New Jersey Nets, etc.

Professional Career

Rafer Alston had an NBA career with teams like:

  • Milwaukee Bucks (from 1999 to 2002)

After struggling to get into the NBA initially, Alston successfully became a professional basketball player. While playing with the Milwaukee Bucks, he stayed off the bench most of the time. Rafer Alston was with the Bucks from 1999 to 2002.

  • Toronto Raptors (2003)

Rafer Alston joined the Toronto Raptors via trade in 2003.

  • Miami Heat (from 2003 to 2004)

While playing for the Toronto Raptors, Rafer Alston also joined the Miami Heat in 2004 and reached the Eastern Conference Semifinals of the NBA Playoffs. On March 26, he helped the Miami Heat to win against the Dallas Mavericks.

  • Return to Toronto (from 2004 to 2005)

Rafer Alston returned to the Toronto Raptors and then started taking steps towards a more secure and successful NBA career.

  • Houston Rockets (from 2005 to 2008)

Rafer Alston joined the Houston Rockets on October 4, 2005. After finishing the 2006 to 2007 season, he was ninth in making steals in the history of the NBA. Apart from that, he was fourth in making three-pointers and was 23rd in assists. Rafer Alston was with the Rockets from 2005 to 2008.

  • Orlando Magic (2009)

On February 19, 2009, Rafer Alston joined the Orlando Magic after replacing Jameer Nelson in the lineup for the team. Rafer Alston helped the Orlando Magic win against the Philadelphia 76ers during the first round of the NBA Playoffs. Just before the NBA finals, Rafer Alston gained a victory against the Boston Celtics and Cleveland Cavaliers. He started every game that he was a part of.

  • New Jersey Nets (from 2009 to 2010)

Rafer Alston became a part of the New Jersey Nets on June 25, 2009. While being a member of the New Jersey Nets, Rafer Alston was able to get his first-ever triple-double from 2009 to 2010.

  • Return to Miami (2010)

After clearing the waivers, Rafer Alston joined the Miami Heat for the second time on January 7, 2010.

  • Zhejiang Lions (2011)

Rafer Alston joined the Zhejiang Lions in the CBA on January 26, 2011, for the remaining time of the season. After playing 8 games for the Zhejiang Lions, Rafer Alston scored 19.2 points, 3.3 rebounds, and 3.4 assists.

  • Los Angeles D-Fenders (2012)

Rafer Alston joined the Los Angeles D-Fenders of the NBA D-League in 2012 to play the last season of his professional basketball career.

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