Found November 14, 2012 on
It's Always Sunny in Detroit:
We’ve all seen the clip of Michael Jordan shooting a foul shot with his eyes closed. It’s impressive, I guess, but he’s the best basketball player to have ever lived. Greg Monroe, while a nice player, is far from Michael Jordan. But tonight, he tried to be half of Michael Jordan by shooting a free throw with one eye closed. The 0-7 Pistons traveled to Philadelphia to play the Sixers who have somehow won four games this season. Anyway, Monroe must have been trying to let Philly back into the game (the Pistons were leading by 17 in the second quarter)…or he was just poked in the eye on his way to the bucket. Instead of coming out of the game for a sub, Monroe shot the free throws with one eye open. He split the pair. The Pistons finally got the goose egg out of the win column. They won 94-76. Monroe finished with 19 points, 18 boards, six assists and two eyeballs.
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At around 70 percent on the season, Detroit Pistons center Greg Monroe is a pretty decent free throw shooter for a guy who’s 6-foot-10.
However, when he was poked in the eye by Spencer Hawes in a 94-76 win over the Philadelphia 76ers, Monroe was put at a significant disadvantage. You see, Monroe wears contact lenses on the court, and one was knocked loose by the contact.
After getting poked in the eye in the second quarter of the Pistons game against the Philadelphia 76ers last night, Detroit center Greg Monroe had an interesting free throw adventure.Watch as Greg with only one eye open drains his first free throw attempt after getting poked:
Greg Monroe had 19 points, 18 rebounds and six assists to help the Detroit Pistons beat the Philadelphia 76ers 94-76 on Wednesday night for their first win of the season.
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