the N B. A. Is protecting the offensive player in this situation, and it makes for a pretty ugly basketball. I understand that you should probably try not to jump on a pump fake and the offensive players doing his job. But why does the defender have any right to just lunge into a guy who's jumping? You could potentially injure the defender by doing what somebody like Luca did the other day. We're gonna talk about this on the podcast because I think it's ludicrous.