Gary Payton is reason for AI practice rant

by Paul Raymond | Posted on Thursday, August 22nd, 2013

With Allen Iverson deciding to officially retire there has been a lot of reminiscing about his playing days. One of the things that’s been talked about the most is his infamous practice press conference. Years from now that will still be one of the best sound bites ever. Last night on Fox Sports 1 we found out the story behind that rant thanks to Gary Payton.

“We were out somewhere during a summer, and we were all out having a good time, and we had a little bit too many… and he asked me, he said ‘how do you keep your body is so good of a shape, and don’t get hurt, and stay always on the court?’ And I just told him for real, my coach George Karl didn’t let me practice. So that was it. I said ‘You have to stop practicing.’” (Fox Sports 1)

Entertaining stuff for sure. Here’s that infamous practice video for some shits and giggles.

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