For the second straight year New York Knicks Power Forward Amar’e Stoudemire will wear custom made Nike Vision basketball goggles.
French and San Antonio Spurs superstar Tony Parker recently joined the large list of NBA players who wore, or who are still wearing the protective basketball goggles, after injuring his eye in a New York nightclub.
At the beginning of his basketball journey, he wasn’t too interested in basketball. When he finally decided to give basketball a second chance, he started to make history and earned unanimous praise from coaches and players throughout the NBA.
Equally known for his basketball goggles as for his basketball skills, Horace Grant will be remebered as one of the better Power Forwards in NBA history. Grant, also known as the “General”, won 4 NBA titles, three of them with the Chicago Bulls in the early 90-ties.
Since his high school days in New York, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (previously known as Lew Alcindor) was one of the most dominant players of all-time. The talented 7’2’’ center continued his stellar career while playing for legendary coach John Wooden at UCLA.
At 6’10’’ George Mikan was the first really dominant big man in professional basketball and the game’s first true star. He started wearing glasses when he was 12 with many telling him “that anyone who wore glasses could never be a great athlete”…
Unlike, for example, football or hockey, basketball is a sport in which severe injuries still occur less frequently. Eye injuries definitely fall into that category, and in the rich history of the NBA many players have resorted to the only possible solution to protect themselves from further injury – protective goggles…