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We Talking About Practice October 18, 2007

Posted by Marquis Chapman in Basketball, NBA, Sports, Video.
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The video below features people talking about practice. Not a game, not a game.  They’re talking about practice… They’re talking about practice.  Not a game, they’re talking about practice.

 

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1. W.B. - October 18, 2007

hahaha… oh… that was good. the last line said it all though. talk about “no I in team”…

2. Marquis Chapman - October 18, 2007

Although his statements may not back this up, I think A.I. is a good teammate.

3. kidal25 - October 18, 2007

I remember seeing this on best dam top 50 moments. I think he said practice about 14.5 times. It was funny.

4. Marquis Chapman - October 18, 2007

haha. me too, but I think he said it over 20 times.

5. Mr. Insider - October 18, 2007

Wow! The hotshot actually said ‘practice’ 24.5 times! “How the Hell can I make my teammates better by practice”? You are right. That last statment by “Alvin the talking Chipmunk” was priceless!

Sure, we don’t need to practice to get good grades on tests, to drive a car, to work on plays so our games can be won, to work together and rehearse so our shows are not a joke.

This guy is stuck forever in Level Four of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. What a nudnick!

Great talent, weird sense of leadership. Gee, what a wonderful role model for young men who can use good role models.

6. K.C. - October 18, 2007

The standard trivia question has always been ,how many times did A.I. say the word practice?? As old as that is I never get tired of seeing and hearing it. I am a team guy when it comes to sports,but I really understand what Allen is talking about. NOBODY plays as hard as Allen Iverson. He really does give his all . The guy weighs about 175 lbs. and he goes to the cup crazy mad all the time. The N.B.A. is a long season. And if a guy like A.I. need’s to rest his body and skip practice he should be able to.There are plenty guys in the N.B.A. who miss games because of “colds” who make more $$$$$ than A.I. The real question is what do his teammates think? I can assure you that Allen’s teamates 1 Through 12 respect not only his ability, but also how hard he plays. You have to remember back during that time A.I. and the G.M. Billy McKinney were constantly bickering in the media over little stuff. There are thousands of guys on N.B.A rosters who miss practice, and it’s no big deal.But if you’re feuding with your G.M. things like practice become a issue. ( P.S I thought it was kind of crazy that A.I.was not included on the Olympic team. I think he deserved to be there. He gets a bad rep because he shoots so much. but thats because he has to. You put him on a good team with straight up good shooters and finishers he’d give you 15 and 13 every night. The present Olympic team is good. I just think Allen would have made them better with his penetration and on the ball defense. Coach K probaly thought he would.’nt mesh with his current roster. I disagree).

7. Marquis Chapman - October 18, 2007

Allen Iverson is definitely the toughest player to ever play in the NBA. He’s only 165 pounds and takes a beating every night. I also thought he should have been on the Olympic team. People don’t understand that he’s actually an unselfish player. He doesn’t mind taking less shots if he’s surrounded by talented players.

8. Elizabeth W. - October 18, 2007

At the end, did he say “How can I make my teammates better by practicing”? Did he really? Practice helps everyone learn everybody else’s playing style and helps with chemistry in games. Anyways, as an athlete, practice is everything. You only miss practice if your body is literally broken, family emergency, or you’re near death from the flu. There’s no other reason to sit out. It doesn’t matter how good you are in a game. If you sit out of practice because you’re sore or go half-ass in practice, then nobody should respect you as a player. Games only make up 25% of the days that you’re playing. The other 75% you’re PRACTICING. So, yeah, it’s pretty important that you go.

9. Sportsattitude - October 18, 2007

Just recently, I read some comments indicating A.I. was a bit more humble about his rant on practice from years back and in essence said it was not a good example to set nor a representation of what he is all about. The guy played in Philly a long time and I got to see him, and see him under the glare of the local media, the whole time. As much as I wanted him to fine-tune some of his game, he flat out is the toughest son-of-a-gun to play basketball in a long time. Defenses just killed him every time he drove the lane and he kept popping up for more. As I, and he, have gotten older, I have learned to respect him more.

10. fouledout - October 19, 2007

Marquis Chapman – Allen Iverson is definitely the toughest player to ever play in the NBA. He’s only 165 pounds and takes a beating every night. I also thought he should have been on the Olympic team. People don’t understand that he’s actually an unselfish player. He doesn’t mind taking less shots if he’s surrounded by talented players.

I agree with you. I think his style of play improve when he got older and transferred to Denver Nuggets. I think he matured and became more unselfish. He used to do all the shots for the Sixers but now that Melo is with him, he doesn’t mind taking that back seat.

11. Marquis Chapman - October 19, 2007

Man, I’m glad to see someone finally sees the truth about A.I. I’ve always been a fan of Iverson, and I never thought he was selfish. I wished he could have ended his career as a Sixer.

12. The Mixtape Monster - October 26, 2007

Check out the song by J-Live called “Practice,” it’s on the new DJ Jazzy Jeff CD “Return of the Magnificent”. In it, he samples this Iverson tirade. Great song.


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