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Old 07-23-2013, 08:32 AM   #1 (permalink)
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“I did have vision problems,” Gay confesses, sitting up on the trainer’s table after Gray finishes stretching out his muscles. “Actually, it was terrible. I could hardly get my license.” The National Post reported that he refused to wear the contact lenses he desperately needed, which was correct: “I have a stigma about that stuff — I can’t put anything up my nose and I can’t touch my eyes. I think that just comes from me growing up seeing people on drugs — I got over my stigma of needles, but I couldn’t do any of that other stuff. I couldn’t wear contacts. I wore glasses, sometimes.”

Gay finally had the operation to clear up his sight early this summer. “It wasn’t even a regular operation,” he explains. “It was some kind of crazy operation that took a lot more time to heal than I thought. It sucked. They had to patch it up [after], and I had to take eye drops, all stuff that I hated. But I had to do it. It’s crazy because as much work as I’m putting in working on my shot, if I come back shooting [a better] percent from the three-point line, everybody’s gonna say it’s ’cause of my vision, not the hard work I’m putting in.”
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if Gay come's back shooting like he did in 2010-2011 season it will be a huge improvement.
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Old 07-23-2013, 10:32 AM   #3 (permalink)
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if Gay come's back shooting like he did in 2010-2011 season it will be a huge improvement.
His first 5 seasons he was around 45/35......I'd take that and be quite happy.

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Now with his new cyborg eyes, RoboGay will shoot 100% from the field
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it's questionable that it took him this long to have the surgery in the first place
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People can be stubborn. It's not questionable to me, he thought he didn't need help... thought he can do it on his own. It's not laziness.
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What about that makes you think he could do it himself? It is very questionable that he didn't get this surgery even last year. He was wearing glasses since the grizzlies big playoff run...he couldn't get some prescription goggles or something? It shows he isn't so dedicated to being the best he can be.
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What about that makes you think he could do it himself? It is very questionable that he didn't get this surgery even last year. He was wearing glasses since the grizzlies big playoff run...he couldn't get some prescription goggles or something? It shows he isn't so dedicated to being the best he can be.
Yup. Some people will say it's arrogance, feeding their ego or being stubborn. It's idiocy and going against logic. He knew he had issues and did nothing to address it. He should've addressed the issue which would have been a positive for him and his team.
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Hahahahahahaha robogay hahahaha
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People can be stubborn. It's not questionable to me, he thought he didn't need help... thought he can do it on his own. It's not laziness.
I was going to post the same... what a stubborn fucker. Lucky for the Raps they had a better doctor.
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What about that makes you think he could do it himself? It is very questionable that he didn't get this surgery even last year. He was wearing glasses since the grizzlies big playoff run...he couldn't get some prescription goggles or something? It shows he isn't so dedicated to being the best he can be.
The fact he didn't get help when he clearly needed it, makes me think it was stubbornness... He doesn't seem like a lazy person to me. Not sure if you had to wear glasses or had to get help for something physical, some people can be stubborn about stuff like that. So I assumed he was the same as some people I know, including myself. It's a pride thing maybe... he wants to be the best he can be on his own sorta. But it's speculation, I rarely EVER wear my glasses eventhough my doctor said I had to wear it at ALL times. And after doing really bad in a few courses (Cause I can't see the board/projector or w.e) I eventually just sucked it up and went to a doctor but STILL didn't wear them till a year or two later in grade 12 and uni (only in class. I don't wear it elsewhere, cause I'm stubborn...) It's not laziness, I have the option, I carry my glasses... I just didn't want to use them. It's dumb, I know. All I can say when people talk down to me about it is "I don't like glasses or contacts".

He might have matured or was forced into it eventually cause he was performing poorly to his standards ... Either way he has now and he'll benefit from it this year.
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Old 07-24-2013, 02:48 PM   #12 (permalink)
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maybe he was reluctant to do a surgery that is always tricky
Personally, I wouldn't do an eye surgery unless it was the last option available, it's just something I'd rather not mess with. Even if the success rate of the surgery is 99.99%, it's not a risk I would take.
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maybe he was reluctant to do a surgery that is always tricky
Personally, I wouldn't do an eye surgery unless it was the last option available, it's just something I'd rather not mess with. Even if the success rate of the surgery is 99.99%, it's not a risk I would take.
When you add in the reality that most eyesight issues tend to come on gradually, the person experiencing them might not notice a big change or problem in his everyday life. That can cause a lot of people to hesitate even getting glasses or contacts, let alone surgery.

The way I see it - he needed it, he got it. Problem solved. No point in agonizing over whether he should have or could have done it sooner.
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Now with his new cyborg eyes, RoboGay will shoot 100% from the field
Sure made a lot of clutch shots half blind.
Guess derozan has no reason to touch the ball now down the stretch lol
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wow interesting article, I think hard work plus vision corrections and a opt out clause could lead him to the best season of his career
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Gay looks bigger to me....

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