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Serge Ibaka Says “LeBron is Not a Good Defender”

by Robert Littal | Posted on Monday, June 18th, 2012
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The Thunder might want to be more concerned about Lebron’s offense than his defense.

Bron hasn’t stopped Kevin Durant as much as Durant stopping himself with his foul trouble, but all things considered he is doing a better job at containing KD than KD is containing him.

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.”

Not sure there is anyone in the world who can play KD one on one, but there is no question Lebron is one of the better defenders in the NBA.

Can’t move him in the post, can guard all 5 positions and is a chase down defender. Ibaka should ask his coach why he isn’t getting any fourth quarter minutes.

You are the league leader in blocks but making love to that bench in the 4th, maybe Ibaka isn’t as good as he thinks.

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  1. Slaine says:

    Sounds like Ibaka is following in Mutumbo’s footsteps. Still much to learn padawan.

  2. Rob says:

    What I don’t see anymore is players guarding other players when they don’t have the ball. KD is a pure jump shooter and alot of his shots are being taken when the ball is swung back to him. You have to make him put the ball on the floor, he can score going to the basket but his preference is to get the ball squared up.

  3. Dan says:

    Serge is absolutely right.

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