Serge Ibaka made the mistake of coming out after game three of the 2012 NBA Finals and calling out LeBron James on his defense. In comments about James and Thunder star Kevin Durant, Ibaka said James was the worse player and said James was "not a good defender." It's the sort of dumb statement that only distracts when a team is already down in the playoffs.
As for James, he dismissed the comments when asked about them before Tuesday night's Game 4 battle.
"I don't really care what he says, he's stupid," James said. "Everyone says something to me every series then (the media) tries to get a quote. It's stupid."
"For me as a defender, I just try to make plays and try to keep my body in front of a great player," James continued. "First of all I'm not playing 48 minutes and Kevin's not playing 48 minutes. I'm not guarding him for 48 minutes. When I'm on him, I'm just trying to make it tough for him to make shots, which he's going to make."