I can't believe it, we're sitting here talking about practice. Not the 'game' that Allen Iverson died for, and played every one like it was his last...10 years ago. Yes, take a moment to let that last bit sink in. It has been a decade since Allen Iverson became frustrated about a reporter's question regarding Larry Brown criticizing Allen Iverson over missing team practices. At the time, the 76ers had just lost to Boston in a hard fought five game series, which nobody really remembers. We all remember this press conference segment, however...
It had been awhile since I'd seen the video, and I have to say it holds up well and is definitely on the list of greatest sports rants ever, if not THE greatest. There have been videos released which have counted how many times "practice" was uttered in his rant; if you're curious, it's more than twenty.
Twitter has come alive with reactions to the ten year anniversary, ranging everywhere from comical, to supporting Iverson, to criticizing the former superstar.
Ten years ago today, Allen Iverson was "talkin 'bout practice, man." Now today he's talkin 'bout unemployment, man.
Ten years ago today, Allen Iverson was talking about practice. Practice, man. Practice.
Man watching these old Allen Iverson videos on YouTube makes you realize how nasties he was! Simply amazed...
It's sad that the casual NBA fan will remember Allen Iverson for his antics, people forget how amazing he was, but that's his fault
10 years since Allen Iverson went on his rant about practice.... Does anyone wonder why he never won a championship!!
As a special bonus, since we don't get to celebrate sports rants very often, here are some of the other classics.