Ask any kid who wore Rec Specs to play youth roller hockey, Dwyane Wade(notes); we'll tell you what's up. Pull our coats and we'll let you know that you've got to be prepared for those joints to fog up on you during the game. It's a fact of vision-corrected life, and that's word to Mindy Cohn.
When it happens to your special migraine glasses — and, as you found out midway through the third quarter of Thursday night's prime-time contest between your Miami Heat and the New York Knicks, it will happen — you've got to remain poised. No more of this trying to defog them in the middle of the play, pulling a spin move, losing your handle and turning the ball over. That's not how a smooth superhero/secret agent/whatever operates.
The turnover was one of Wade's six in the game, which saw the newly named All-Star starter display both his customary brilliance — he spent most of the first three quarters devouring the New York defense en route to 34 points (on 14-for-22 shooting), 16 rebounds and five assists — and, at times, some discomfort. Wade missed eight of his 14 free-throw attempts and all seven of his field-goal tries in the fourth quarter, opening the door for the Knicks to rally late and put away the Heat to seal a 93-88 victory at a raucous Madison Square Garden.
How much the glasses affected Wade's stroke from the line and during his late-game cold snap remains unclear, but for one play, at least, they contributed directly to a (pretty funny) change of possession. And hey, Dwyane? If you're reading this, and you almost definitely are, please accept this crowd-sourced message-board collection of prospective anti-fogging solutions with my compliments. No need to thank me. Us GlassesBros have to stick together, you know?