Earl the Pearl will always get attention. What he has got to do, of course, is to stop getting attention for the wrong reasons—like being misunderstood.
In one season, this miniature oak tree, who stands 6-foot-7 ½, transformed Baltimore from Humpty Dumpties to the Cinderella team of the National Basketball Association.
“I was 12 hours without sight. My wife and a friend had to lead me around by the hand. People don’t realize how lucky they are just to have sight.”
He jumps like a man inches taller. When he sets off on a long-striding drive, the common layup becomes a basketball happening.