Amid An NBA Fashion Controversy, The Inventor Of Eyeglasses Speaks Out

If you've been following the post-season campaign by your
Miami Heat
— they won last night, BTW — you'll have noticed that the conflict doesn't end on the court. On their way to the locker rooms and during post-game press conferences, players have been engaging a hotly contested competition of sartorial one-upsmanship. Why, it was only recently that the hip-hunting point guard for the Heat's NBA Finals opponent, Russell Westbrook, noted the number of players sporting specs and said, "I've been wearing glasses since I've been in the league. I think everybody else just started wearing them now." LeBron James followed up with some strong defense, "[Westbrook] absolutely didn't start it... I know I've been wearing mine for about two years now."

To settle this style debate, Grantland got an exclusive interview with the inventor of glasses — an amazing piece of journalism, all things considered — which could change the way you look at eyewear trends forever. Read it here. (Grantland)

Photo: Via Grantland.

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