For Indiana Pacers fans, it is nothing new to see Roy Hibbert as a dominant force on defense. Hibbert's 26 blocks through five games are more than 22 TEAMS have produced so far this season. And according to Conrad Kaczmarek of ESPN's Hardwood Paroxysm, Hibbert is doing much more than just blocking shots—he's making the opponents suffer.
When Roy Hibbert is on the court, opponents are shooting 34.1% from the field.— Conrad Kaczmarek (@ConradKazNBA) November 7, 2013
DPoY. Goodnight!— Roy Hibbert (@Hoya2aPacer) November 7, 2013
While Hibbert caught some criticsm for the tweet, he immediately took to Twitter again to defend his statement.
People act like I can't have individual goals. I didn't talk about it in the past. Well now I am. I WANT DPoY. That's gonna help my team win— Roy Hibbert (@Hoya2aPacer) November 7, 2013
Hibbert didn't back down following his defense. In fact, he took his predictions one step further—
Hibbert has been widely known to be very interactive with fans and the media via social media. Hibbert was given "Google Glass" this offseason and has been using it ever since to give fans an exclusive look at workouts, paintball games and various other activities the center participates in.
It's safe to say that Hibbert never hesitates to interact with the fans whenever given the chance. And given his play as of late, it also wouldn't be a stretch to say Hibbert is one of the best rim defenders in the league. Pacers fans can only hope he continues to keep this stretch going.