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Watch Greg Monroe make a one-eyed free throw

November 16, 2012|By Houston Mitchell

He should have saved this for "talk like a pirate" day, but Greg Monroe of the Detroit Pistons looked like a pirate as he was shooting a free throw Wednesday night.

While driving to the hoop, Monroe was poked in the eye by Philadelphia's Spencer Hawes, drawing a foul.

Unfortunately for Monroe, the poke knocked out one of his contact lenses, without which he has the eyesight of Mr. Magoo.

Monroe couldn't find the lens, so he had to shoot his first free throw while basically being blind in one eye. Solution: Close the eye. He made the free throw.

He then located the lens and popped it back in. With perfect vision again, he missed the second free throw.

You can watch it all in the video above.


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