In Kent Babb’s revealing new biography of Allen Iverson, he gets into the famous 2002 press conference in which “AI” repeated the phrase “we’re talking about practice” 22 times. According to the book, 76ers coaches and executives believed Iverson was drunk.
After his talk with [coach Larry] Brown, Iverson left with a friend and returned later for the news conference. “I assumed he went and fooled around somewhere,” Brown said, tipping his hand up like a bottle, the author wrote in the book.
Before the news conference, [GM Billy] King said he could tell that something was off about Iverson, but “if we thought that he was drinking or whatever, we’d have never done it.”
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