Who says basketball isn’t a contact sport? Don’t tell that to Gerald Wallace of the Charlotte Bobcats. While driving to the bucket against the Lakers, Wallace’s chest ran into Andrew Bynum’s elbow. The resulting collision put Wallace in the hospital with a potentially collapsed lung and a cracked rib. Surprisingly, the Bobcats still won the game. In Los Angeles. This morning, the discussion is focusing on whether or not Bynum’s elbow was a dirty play or just a tough foul.
I’m not sure if the play was dirty in the sense I don’t think Bynum was trying to injure Wallace. It looks like Bynum was late on defense and decided he’d throw a “no layups allowed” foul on Charlotte’s swing man. I kinda doubt Bynum went in the air with the intentions of cracking Wallace’s rib.