Serge Ibaka could be using his most recent comments on LeBron James' defensive ability to motivate Kevin Durant, or at least psych the three-time NBA scoring champion into thinking he can do a number on James if he gets loose.
Either way, Ibaka is showing absolutely no respect for James' defensive prowess, not that the NBA Finals is a time to be friendly a praise the opposition, especially when it's kicking your tail at the moment.
Read Ibaka's comments, via CBSSports:
"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."