Friday, November 28, 2008

Practice? Practice?

Allen Iverson skipped practice on American Thanksgiving. Not so long ago, when the Pistons traded for AI, did he proclaim he would do anything, including practicing, that was asked of him. I guess that was a lie.

If I was one of his teammates I would be pretty pissed off right now because not only was AI absent he was the only one that didn't make it to practice during the holiday. His teammates made it to the practice court and were forced to leave their Thanksgiving plans and family, why didn't AI have the decency to do the same. Kind of sad how quickly things can sour and turn when it comes to personnel.

I don't know the exact details of when the practice was but what were the Pistons thinking. Unless the practice was fairly early in the morning and was short in length, why would you schedule a practice on a holiday. Just because they are professionals doesn't mean they don't have a family to sit down with and eat turkey. Yes, they have a game tomorrow and they aren't smoking hot since the trade but it was one of the bigger holidays in the year.

I'm not defending AI and it doesn't give AI an excuse to skip practice but come on guys, it's Thanksgiving.

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