Michael Garcia - May 8, 2012
Today is a special day for sports fans, because it was May 7th, 2002 when Allen Iverson gave us all one of the most memorable and entertaining press conferences ever.
Iverson's Philadelphia 76ers squad had just been eliminated from the playoffs and then coach Larry Brown criticized Iverson for missing practices. Iverson didn't like hearing that and addressed the media. The most memorable line, 'We're sitting here, I'm supposed to be the franchise player, and we're in here talking about practice?' has become a classic in the sports world.
The clip has lived on, and that's why we're celebrating the tenth anniversary of the press conference. Iverson's rant included at least 20 references to 'practice.'
Even better, the press conference became the starting point for the DJ Steve Porter remix 'Press Hop.' It's got a great beat.
Article by Eric Gray
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