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2012 NBA Finals, Heat Vs. Thunder: Ibaka Not Impressed By Lebron's Defense

Miami Heat forward Lebron James has drawn much praise for his defense so far in the NBA Finals as the first-team all-defensive team player has been matched up against Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant during each of the two wins for the Heat in the series. However, Thunder forward Serge Ibaka is not among those impressed with the three-time MVP's defense.

Via the Palm Beach Post:

"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."

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