Maybe Allen Iverson was right. Maybe practice is overrated, at least for established stars on veteran teams.
The Miami Heat have taken Iverson’s “We’re talking about practice” rant to a whole new level. The team has held just one practice since Jan. 29 — and that was the Tuesday after the All-Star break when the players had been away for a week.
But it’s hard to argue with the results. The Heat entered the weekend with the best record in the East and the second-best record in the NBA behind only the San Antonio Spurs. They’ve won 13 consecutive games and haven’t lost since Feb. 1 at the Indiana Pacers.
So when will the Heat practice again? Probably not until they lose again. And right now, that’s difficult to understand.