Greg Monroe wouldn’t let a little thing like temporary blindness get in his way.
The Pistons center was poked in the eye by the 76ers’ Spencer Hawes, causing one of his contact lenses to become dislodged in the second quarter of Detroit’s 94-76 win over Philadelphia. Despite being able to see out of only one eye, Monroe attempted and made the first free throw before adjusting his contact. Ironically, he missed the second shot after regaining full vision.
”My contact was just acting a little funny,” Monroe told the Associated Press after the game.
While impressive, Monroe still has a ways to go before he can rival the most famous moment in blind basketball history: Michael Jordan’s taunting, eyes-closed free throw at the behest of Dikeme Motumbo.