View Full Version : Ten most feared people in sports

10-29-2005, 03:22 PM
This is one stupid list. Peter Schrager who wrote the piece for Fox Sports, had Mike Tyson at number 1. So I thought this should be a pretty good list to check out. WRONG! Just the fact that they put Rafer Alston aka "Skip to my Lou" at number 7 boggles my mind. Schrager said that these are players who make other players keep awake at night thinking about going up one-on-one with them. I personally like "Skip", but he is the only NBA player up there. I can think of a Million other players scarier than him. Lets try for instance SHAQ! Hello, try running into that big beast. Or how about Kobe, Tracey, Iverson, just in the NBA. How bout the NFL, Ray Lewis, Peyton Manning (cause of his ability to dominate you), Rodney Harrison, and John Lynch just to name a few.

7. Rafer Alston, aka Skip 2 My Lou

Sport: Basketball

Career Highlights: A 5-year NBA veteran out of Fresno State, Alston has hit clutch shots (ie. Miami vs. Dallas, 2004), served as a reliable guard off the bench and ranked as high as eighth in 3-point field goals made in a season (2003-04).

So, why are his opponents scared of him? Because Rafer Alston will make you look like a fool. One of the flashiest ball handlers to ever play the game, Alston is a veteran of the And 1 tour. Known for his signature moves and ability to make the ball look like it's attached by a string to his hand, Skip 2 My Lou is one of the most storied names in streetball lore. His moves have been made legendary through And 1's mix tapes and the ESPN2 program Streetball.

Alston's presence on the playground was described in the June 13th issue of Sports Illustrated. Alexander Wolff writes, "At one point, Skip uses an Isiah rollback dribble to shake loose for a three-pointer; elsewhere, at the end of a break, he unfurls a Gervinesque finger roll. Even his nickname has a nursery-rhyme innocence. (Rucker man-on-the-mike Duke Tango coined it, shouting out 'Skip, skip, skip to my Lou!' after Alston embarked on an exuberant, high-stepping gallivant in the open floor, an example of which is a high point of Volume One.) Berger and Gilbert love a Reebok commercial featuring a fictional Chicago playground legend named Lamar Mundane, and an And1 TV ad based on the Skip footage paid homage to that sensibility: A fence-side spectator describes Alston as being "soft as medicated cotton, tender as a mother's prayer and cold as a pimp's heart."
Now, imagine trying to cover the guy one-on-one.

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10-29-2005, 04:02 PM
quite possibly the worst list of all time

10-29-2005, 04:22 PM
I want my 30 seconds back...:tongue:

10-29-2005, 04:44 PM
I want my 30 seconds back...:tongue:

I warned you