Over at CBS Sports, Matt Moore sat down with DeAndre Jordan to discuss a variety of subjects: from the Superbowl (fair warning: Jordan is a Cowboys fan), his improvements on defense as well as on the glass and, of course, dunking.
CBSSports.com:What are your thoughts on the verticality rule?
DJ: Those are really tough. If you jump straight in the air, and I hit you in the stomach, you’re going to go like this (/motions bending at the stomach, arms going forward). So when the guard comes in and I’m vertical and someone bumps into me and my arms go down, because that’s just what’s going to happen, that’s just your reaction. And sometimes it’s a foul and sometimes it’s not. That’s really tough.
So now you’ve got to think about actually putting your arms back behind you before you jump so that when you get hit, they don’t go down. It’s a tough rule, but I think Roy Hibbert does it the best.