Oklahoma City Thunder’s Serge Ibaka: “LeBron is not a good defender”
Miami Heat star LeBron James has been selected to the NBA’s first-team All-Defensive Team four times, but Oklahoma City Thunder forward Serge Ibaka, also considered one of the league’s best defenders, doesn’t sound too impressed, according to a tweet by Hoopsworld.com‘s Alex Kennedy.
Serge Ibaka: “LeBron is not a good defender. He can play defense for 2-3 minutes but not 48 minutes. LeBron can’t play (Durant) one-on-one."—
Alex Kennedy (@AlexKennedyNBA) June 19, 2012
James and the Heat have received plenty of credit for their defense throughout the series. Durant is the three-time reigning NBA scoring champion, so not many people have proven able to guard him one-on-one.
Ibaka’s comments, though, are still certain to draw attention heading into tonight’s Game 4.