This Day in Sports History: Allen Iverson’s Practice Rant

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  • May 7, 2020
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Allen Iverson went on his famous “we talking about practice” rant in a press conference on May 7, 2002.

Four days after the Philadelphia 76ers fell to the Boston Celtics in the first round of the 2002 NBA playoffs, Allen Iverson provided one of the most memorable rants in sports history.

On May 7, 2002, Iverson responded to media members after his dedication to practice was questioned. He went on to say the word “practice” 22 times before he left the press conference. 

“We sitting in here—I’m supposed to be the franchise player, and we in here talking about practice,” Iverson said. “I mean, listen: We talking about practice. Not a game. Not a game. Not a game. We talking about practice. 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,

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