Rudy rocking goggles

Note the blurry basketball

Note the blurry basketball

With the Raptors dropping 16 games below .500 for the first time this season after their fourth loss to the Bobcats in the last two seasons, there isn’t exactly a ton of pressing news surrounding the lottery bound team right now. On a minor note however, Rudy Gay is trying to get used to wearing prescription goggles in practice because of vision issues.

Cue the easy jokes about Rudy’s shooting percentages this season being related to poor vision.

On a serious note, Gay has shot better than 55 per cent over his last three games, which includes 5-of-14 (35.7%) shooting from behind the arc after shooting under 38 per cent from the field and 23.5 per cent from deep in his first 17 games as a Raptor.

Lastly, is Rudy one of those people that absolutely cannot get close enough to his own eye to wear contacts, or are contacts generally not recommended for basketball players given all of the banging and arm/elbow flailing that occurs?

Comments (18)

  1. Ummm ever heard of contacts?

    • Your an idiot they can ruin your eyes

      • Asked the same question at the end of my post. I wonder if it’s a personal preference on his part or if contacts are just not recommended for basketball.

      • first of all it is “you’re”, don’t be so quick to call somebody an idiot when you can’t even spell correctly. And contacts rarely cause any damage. I have been using mine religiously for years now without any issues. If they are used correctly they are perfectly safe.

    • I guess the sweat gets into them and bothers the eyes. Goggles would be easier access.

  2. I vividly remember that Quincy Acy wears contacts, because he got bumped in the eye once whilst making a move to the basket – he managed to score as well as catch one of his contacts flying out. Hence, I do not think there’s an issue with wearing contacts, probably just preference.

  3. Vince Carter wore contac lenses while he was in Toronto. Secondly, Rudy is making quite a pretty penny. It can’t cost more than 5K to get laser eye surgery from a top notch surgeon.

  4. Hard contacts (made of glass) are probably not safe. I’ve played with the plastic (soft) ones for years and they were never a problem. They’ve been knocked out, ripped, etc. No issue

  5. LOL, three game sample.

    What a season.

  6. He should get laser eye surgery in the off season.

    End of story.

  7. Ha! Laser eye surgery? Uh, hello future its Mr. Impossible.

  8. FYI, laser eye surgery does NOT solve EVERY vision problem possible.

  9. Lots of players wear contacts. More than we know.

  10. Oddly I bought contacts more or less to wear during basketball but I realized I am used to the protection that glasses have. Or the perception of it.

    For what it’s worth you’ll never catch me dead in the paint so I don’t know what I’m worried about!

  11. I hope he starts sporting the old-school Kurt Rambis-style glasses.

  12. Thanks for your write-up. I also believe laptop computers have become more and more popular today, and now in many cases are the only form of computer included in a household. Simply because at the same time that they’re becoming more and more reasonably priced, their processing power keeps growing to the point where they can be as powerful as desktop computers through just a few in years past.

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