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We talkin’ bout Practice: Part 32

Feb 28, 2005, 11:52 AM EDT

A.I. is now looking forward to come to practice.  Oh how far he has come since infamous press conference in 2002 when "we talkin’ bout practice, not the game, we talkin’ bout practice."

Who knows what will become of the Sixers this season, but it is definitely exciting to see A.I. this excited about playing ball.

Link: Philadelphia Inquirer | 02/28/2005 | Attitude Adjustment.

"Yeah, I’m anxious to come to practice," he said. "And that let me know that my career is definitely turning for the better." Iverson’s aversion to practice, particularly during Larry Brown’s years as the Sixers’ coach, is legendary. But the soon-to-be 30-year-old team captain realizes that the Sixers must move swiftly to familiarize the newly acquired Webber, Rodney Rogers, Matt Barnes and Michael Bradley with their offensive and defensive systems.