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Rafer Alston returning to the NBA?

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Point guard Rafer Alston has been paid to play basketball every year since 1998. And he apparently wants to keep his streak alive.

ESPN is hearing that the 35-year-old Alston is ready to "launch his comeback in the D-League" and he "could have a team by Friday."

Alston's last stint in the NBA was with the Miami Heat in 2010. After 25 games in which he averaged 6.6 points, 2.2 rebounds and 2.9 assists per game, he was suspended indefinitely in March for missing a practice and a game. That suspension ended up lasting the rest of the season.

In his career, the New York native (and streetball legend) has spent time with the Idaho Stampede, Milwaukee Bucks, Mobile Revelers, Toronto Raptors, Miami Heat, Houston Rockets, Orlando Magic, New Jersey Nets and China's Zhejiang Guangsha.

In his NBA career, Alston has played in 671 games and scored 6,799 points, averaging 10.1 points, 2.8 rebounds and 4.8 assists per game.

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