Griffin's injury wasn't directly related to the controversy surrounding defenseless receivers and helmet-to-helmet hits, but it was connected to that topic. It was about the culture. Should he have played through the pain, or should he have stayed on the bench?
Jeremy Lin returned to the scene of the crime last night. The sports world was gripped with Linsanity last season thanks to his unlikely story. But now he's with Houston and in last night's homecoming he scored 22 points.
Kobe Bryant became the fifth player and the youngest to reach the 30,000 career point plateau in last night's Lakers win in New Orleans. The other four? Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Karl Malone, Michael Jordan and Wilt Chamberlain.