Sports World Reacts To Anniversary Of Allen Iverson’s Epic “Practice” Rant

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PHILADELPHIA – APRIL 16: Allen Iverson #3 of the Philadelphia 76ers gestures to hear cheers from the crowd during the NBA game against the Washington Wizards at First Union Center on March 30, 2003 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Sixers won 107-87. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images) Two decades ago, Allen […]

Allen Iverson gesturing toward the crowd.

PHILADELPHIA – APRIL 16: Allen Iverson #3 of the Philadelphia 76ers gestures to hear cheers from the crowd during the NBA game against the Washington Wizards at First Union Center on March 30, 2003 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Sixers won 107-87. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Two decades ago, Allen Iverson unleashed his “practice” rant in front of the media. 

“We sitting in here – I’m supposed to be the franchise player, and we in here talking about practice. I mean, listen: We talking about practice. Not a game. Not a game. Not a game. We talking about practice,” Iverson said. “Not a game. Not the game that I go out there and die for and play every game like it’s my last. Not the game. We talking about practice, man.”

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