LeBron James Is Not A Good Defender, Serge Ibaka Says

The Oklahoma City Thunder are hoping to even up their NBA Finals series at two games apiece on Tuesday night against the Miami Heat. If OKC happens to fall further behind and into a 3-1 deficit, though, it apparently won't be due to LeBron James' defense.

Noted shot-blocker Serge Ibaka told the Palm Beach Post (via CBS Sports) that James isn't a very good defender, stoking the flame when he said James can't guard Kevin Durant one-on-one.

"LeBron is not a good defender," Ibaka said about the player who received the most votes for the league's all-defensive team, which is selected by the coaches.

"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."

If ever there were shots fired in this year's NBA Finals, this is probably it. It probably wasn't the wisest idea to call out James considering the Heat could close out the series at home if they're able to emerge victorious in the next two games.

For more on the Heat, head over to Peninsula Is Mightier and SB Nation Tampa Bay. For Thunder news and notes, visit Welcome To Loud City or check out SB Nation Kansas City. And for news, analysis and everything else revolving around the NBA Playoffs, be sure to visit SB Nation's dedicated NBA hub.

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