Image Gallery of Allen Iverson & Rafer Alston in China with Ballup

Published on December 10th, 2012 by David Astramskas | 5,000 views

For the past week, China has been treated with some great exhibition basketball games featuring Allen Iverson, ex NBA player and streetball legend Rafer “Skip To My Lou” Alston and the Ballup streetball crew.  That crew features streetball’s finest that took the torch of bringing streetball to the mainstream masses that Rafer started on the original And1 Mixtape and Iverson helped promote on the NBA stage.

Aside from the Mixtape legends like Bone Collector, Professor, Air Up There and Special FX, the Ballup crew also contains new faces like Pat The Roc, Mr Afrika and Sprite Uncontainable All-Star and Showdown winner G-Smith.

The following are photos taken from the China exhibition tour by Wa Michael. You can view his work on Flickr at

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Astramskiss aka VincentDa aka Expiredpineapples is a digital-marketing guy living in Houston. He’s worked with the NBA, Sprite, ESPN, NBA2K, cool people like LeBron, DWade, Adrian Peterson and Robert Horry, a long list of not-so-cool people and 1 or 2 real s****ty people. Won awards & been featured in mags like Sports Illustrated as a video editor & web developer. Releasing a book in 2014. Studied film & women at FSU during the golden age of hip-hop. .

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