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Serge Ibaka disses LeBron's 'D'

Miami Heat small forward LeBron James is defended

Miami Heat small forward LeBron James is defended by Oklahoma City Thunder power forward Serge Ibaka (9) from Republic of Congo during the first half of Game 2. (June 14, 2012) (Credit: AP)

Serge Ibaka had some big trash talk for LeBron James, arguably the league's best defender:

Step up your game.

Ibaka told the Palm Beach Post's Tom D'Angelo that "LeBron is not a good defender."

Can he play tight defense in spurts? Sure, Ibaka told D'Angelo, "but not [for] 48 minutes."

Ibaka took it a step further, too, saying that teammate Kevin Durant wouldn't have a problem going one-on-one with LBJ.

"LeBron can't play [Durant] one-on-one," Ibaka said.

Both James and Ibaka were named to the All-Defensive 1st Team.

Tags: Serge Ibaka , LeBron James , Oklahoma City Thunder , Miami Heat , NBA playoffs

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