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Does the NBA pick up guys from the street, like street ballers?
Has anyone ever went to the NBA for being such a famous street baller?
Was one of those people Jason Williams?
Should the NBA pick up guys that look like they got talent away from the Draft?


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Rafer "Skip to my Lou"

Rafer "Skip to my Lou" Alston made it so it's a possibility

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Rafer Alston was a street

Rafer Alston was a street baller, Skip to My lou.

EDIT: Dwat beat me to it.

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Alston

Im pretty sure Raefear )Spelling?) Alston was considered one of those guys with street skills in the NBA. Im not entirely sure but Ive heard analysts comment on that during the games he plays.

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Yea i forgot about him for a

Yea i forgot about him for a sec

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Don't forget Jamaal Tinsley

Don't forget Jamaal Tinsley

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where you think the majority

where you think the majority of the street guys come from? NY mostly i guess but which city?

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Philly has produced some mad

Philly has produced some mad ballers. But they can come from many cities like LA, NO, ATL, and CHI

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alston

did not just get picked up off the street people forget he had an decent college career playing for Fresno St.

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question 4

do u mean undrafted guys? or like guys who never played in college but are still good?

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Yeah, Alston did play for a

Yeah, Alston did play for a JUCO and then for Fresno State. Tinsley didn't even play high school ball. He was spotted by a JUCO coach while he was playing A.A.U. I can't think of any N.B.A. players past or present who came straight off the streets.

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well don't you have to go to

well don't you have to go to collage for a year?

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No u dont have to go to

No u dont have to go to college, as long as ur one year removed from high school ur good

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a la

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skip also played college

skip also played college balll... Its not like he came straight from rucker park to the lg..

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Yes, a street baller made it

Yes, a street baller made it to the NBA but the playground in the 70s! I can't think of his name. And he was an all-star in the 70s. He even made the Olympic team. Somebody help me out.

At the time, I think players were boycotting for some reason and they found this kid in New York who exploded. The NBA wasn't as popular just yet, but it was on the brink.

Dhamp...the greatest basketball mind in the world. Next to Hubie Brown anyway.

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Connie Hawkins

The name you are looking for is Connie Hawkins, street legend, went to Iowa back when freshman couldn't play yet, got charged with point shaving even though he hadn't played yet. Went pro after that.

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allen iverson jammal tinsly

allen iverson jammal tinsly stephon marbury and will bynum

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One of the AND1

One of the AND1 guys tried out for Seattle about 5 years or so ago and got handled. Pretty sure he didn't even make their summer league team. Somebody help me with a name.

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Oh yeah, I forgot about

Oh yeah, I forgot about Connie Hawkins. My dad went to high school with him.

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