When Paul George took the court on Wednesday at Madison Square Garden, the Pacers superstar was donning a blue headband out of respect for headband-wearing teammate Chris Copeland.

Copeland was stabbed during an altercation at a New York City nightclub early Wednesday morning and continues to recover from the attack.

Wednesday night's game against the Knicks marks just the second game back for George

since suffering a gruesome leg injury over the summer with Team USA.