Blake Griffin was in third grade when his mother took him and big brother Taylor to the eye doctor. Blake’s vision was fine.
“My brother couldn’t see at all,” said the Clippers forward, a five-time All-Star.
His brother was in sixth grade. He would need glasses. Two decades later, what remains most vivid about that day to Griffin is the reaction of his mother.
“I’m so sorry,” she told Taylor. “I didn’t even think about it.”
Taylor had struggled to learn because he had struggled to see.
“And we were fortunate enough to be able to go and get checked out,” Griffin said. “A lot of kids are just going through life thinking they can’t keep up.”
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