October 3, 2012 BY Aaron Kr.
“I’m supposed to be the franchise player, and we in here talkin’ about practice! I mean, listen, we talkin’ about practice. Not a game. Not a game. Not a game. We talkin’ about practice.”
The press conference clip is infamous. Allen Iverson‘s heart, toughness and love for the game of basketball are indisputable, but when it came to his feelings about practice … well, let’s just say he wasn’t losing any sleep over it. Over the course of his legendary career, an undersized AI regularly drove to the hole into a forest of frontcourt trees with reckless abandon and no regard for the beating he would take as a result. He left it all on the court every night and played hurt on a regular basis, so can you blame him for not being all that worried about the further abuse his body would take in practice, not to mention the extra miles it would put on his game kicks.
Years later, Packer Shoes has teamed up with Reebok to present the Question Mid “Practice Edition”, a shoe designed for AI to wear on the practice floor, that may or may not have ever been worn for those purposes. From the nubuck upper and classic Sixers color scheme to the 7/6 Philly nod on the heels, the 3M midpanel hit to the rising star motif found on the toe and insoles – why would anyone ever want to scuff or crease these up in the name of practice of all things? Well, now the choice will be yours as these will be hitting the public for whatever activities your heart desires, practice or otherwise. These will probably not make your teammates better, but they’ll look good doing it, so stay tuned for further release info on this juicy October drop coming soon.
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