Sport: Basketball

On Jan. 12, 1968, during his UCLA days, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar sustained a scratched left cornea after he was hit in the eye by California's Tom Henderson while battling for a rebound. As a result, Kareem missed the next two games, but that wasn't the last time he suffered a scratched cornea. He did it again it again while in NBA and decided wear goggles from there on out.