Miami Heat superstar LeBron James and OKC Thunder shot-blocking specialist Serge Ibaka both made this year's NBA All Defensive Team. But Ibaka doesn't feel as if James is as good a defender as everyone thinks.
On Monday, Ibaka told the Palm Beach Post that LeBron was "not a good defender" as well as "he can play defense for two or three minutes but not 48 minutes. LeBron can't play (Kevin Durant) one-on-one. They're playing good defense like a team". James didn't take those comments lightly as he fired back at Serge with his own remarks.
"I don't really care what he says, he's stupid," James said. "Everyone says something to me every series, then (the media) tries to get a quote. It's stupid."
These comments may add more emotion to an already intense atmosphere. And it may not be the last time LeBron and Serge face off against each other as the two will most likely meet in this summer's Olympic Games.
Game 4 of the Finals will take place Tuesday night at 9 pm.