Frank Caliendo channels Morgan Freeman in Allen Iverson ‘practice’ rant spoof

Former NBA star Allen Iverson when he was with Turkish basketball club Besiktas. (Bulent Kilic/AFP)

Allen Iverson’s “practice” rant has entered legendary status, as even the player himself mocked it in a Reebok commercial in March and referenced it during his retirement speech last year.

Now the rant has been given the Frank Caliendo treatment, as the comedian impersonator reenacted it during Thursday’s edition of the “Mike and Mike” show in the voice of Morgan Freeman.

In the video, hosts Mike Greenberg and Mike Golic struggle to suppress their laughter and Greenberg starts playing the score from “The Shawshank Redemption” about halfway through the rant.

This isn’t the first time Caliendo has read something from a well-known athlete in Freeman’s voice. You may recall that he read LeBron James’ Sports Illustrated letter in July in the noted narrator and actor’s voice.

(H/T For the Win)

Kelyn Soong is a news aide and blogger and covers high school tennis for The Washington Post sports section.



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