LeBron James was recently asked on his thoughts on the recent comments made by OKC’s Serge Ibaka critiquing the Miami Heat leader’s acumen on defense:
LeBron is not a good defender, he can play defense for two to three minutes but not 48 minutes. LeBron can’t play (Durant) one-on-one,” Ibaka said. “They’re playing good defense like a team.”
Of course, James contested Ibaka’s assertion relating to the supposed limits of his defensive ability, and his retort was somewhat amusing:
“I don’t really care what he says, he’s stupid. Everyone says something to me every series, then (the media) tries to get a quote. It’s stupid.”
James wasn’t impressed with either Ibaka or his criticizing commentary as to get into a war of words with Ibaka would have served little purpose. Words are one thing, but their actions will speak louder on the court during Game 4.