Found August 24, 2013 on That NBA Lottery Pick:
PLAYERS: Allen Iverson
With the news that Allen Iverson might be officially announcing his retirement soon, the fine folks over at Fox Sports Live decided to discuss the importance of Iverson to the Association. During a Q&A segment between Fox Sports Charissa Thompson and NBA analyst Gary Payton, it is revealed that GP might have had something to do with Iverson’s famous “practice” rant: Sounds about right….

Payton takes credit for Iverson rant

Gary Payton claims that a conversation over drinks with Allen Iverson ultimately inspired the infamous "We're talking about practice" rant.

Allen Iverson retires a legend

Allen Iverson is a sure first-ballot Hall-of-Famer that has made his mark on the history of the game.  Sure, A.I. may not have ended his career on the note he would have liked to.  However, a superstar status like Iverson truly can’t go a whole career without receiving criticism and making a few poor decisions. For the majority of his career, Allen Iverson was fantastic, to say...

Allen Iverson, the greatest of Magic killers

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Allen Iverson’s “Practice” Rant Came After Drunk Night Out With Gary Payton (Video)

Reports are circulating that Allen Iverson is prepared to officially retire from the NBA on Thursday. Iverson hasn’t officially played in a game since 2010, but the 11 time all-star is reportedly going to officially walk away from the game that made him a star. Besides his gritty and spectacular play, Iverson will probably most be remembered for this epic rant about practice, a...

Gary Payton says he was the inspiration behind Allen iverson’s “practice” rant

With Allen Iverson expected to announce his official retirement from the NBA this week – even though the NBA retired him in 2010- newly launched FoxSports 1 network asked analyst and former NBA All-Star Gary Payton to share any fond memories he had of “The Answer” on “FoxSports Live.” GP shared that he was the inspiration behind AI’s famous “practice” rant. GP said...

Payton caused A.I.'s 'practice' rant?

Allen Iverson is retiring . Which is an announcement we may or may not have needed. In honor of his departure, FOX Sports Live spent some time Wednesday night discussing the 11-time NBA All-Star. Gary Payton -- a legendary NBA point guard himself -- took center stage in the discussion. And he revealed quite the gem. Payton says he was essentially responsible for Allen Iverson&...

Video: Gary Payton takes credit (blame?) for Allen Iverson’s ‘Practice?!’ speech

NBA Hall of Famer Gary Payton admitted during an episode of Fox Sports Live that he gave Allen Iverson the idea to sit out practices. Oops.

Allen Iverson Loomed Large Over NBA While Scurrying Between Giants’ Feet

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Gary Payton Takes Responsibility for Allen Iverson’s Infamous ‘Practice’ Rant (Video)

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Fabolous and Swizz Beatz Surprise Appearance at Rucker Park On Thursday Night

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Kobe Bryant reveals how he’s stayed at the top of his game and how he intends to return strong from injury

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Saying Goodbye to A.I. and Remembering the Garden in 1996

One Night at the Garden…Doug Pensinger/Getty Images It was March of 1996, and I was 19 years-old. To be honest, I can’t remember why we had tickets for the Big East Championship game at Madison Square Garden or what I was even doing home (Spring break?). I do know Mom and I were not too far from the floor, and I could barely contain myself. Georgetown and UCONN were about to...

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It was March of 1996, and I was 19 years-old. To be honest, I can’t remember why we had tickets for the Big East Championship game at Madison Square Garden or what I was even doing home (Spring break?). I do know Mom and I were not too far from the floor, and I could barely contain myself. Georgetown and UCONN were about to tip-off for the Big East conference tourney title, and...
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