Tuesday, June 19th, 2012 at 3:55 pm  |  25 responses

LeBron James Thinks Serge Ibaka’s Comments on His Defense are ‘Stupid’

Inevitably, LeBron James was asked today about Serge Ibaka’s comments (which were critical of LeBron’s abilitly as a defensive player.) James dismissed Ibaka’s trash talk as being stupid. Per the Sun-Sentinel: “Ibaka said Monday James was ‘not a good defender’. The comments come during a season where James was named to the league’s All-Defensive Team. ‘I don’t really care what he says,’ James said. ‘He’s stupid. Everyone says something to me every series, then (the media) tries to get a quote. It’s stupid.’ Ibaka, who did not speak to reporters Tuesday, went on to criticize James by saying he was unable to defend Thunder forward Kevin Durant for an entire game. He said James ‘can play defense for two to three minutes but not 48 minutes.’ James has split time with forward Shane Battier guarding Durant during the series. ‘Me, as a defender, I just to try to make plays,’ James said. ‘I’m not guarding KD for 48 minutes and KD’s not playing 48 minutes.’”

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  • http://www.nba.com Gman

    lol @ title

  • juicy

    Great comeback LeBron.. there’s absolutely no way my 3 year old niece could make such a vicious comeback, absolutely no way.

  • http://Slamonline.com Gab

    Who needs to come up with an elaborate trash talk “comeback”? Ibaka’s comments were stupid. The best thing for Lebron to do is show it tonight. Let his play respond. How old are you, 10?

  • Fat Lever

    Are we going to have to put a circle with a line through it over Ibaka’s face in the “Uncontainable” ad?

  • http://www.soundcloud.com/tray-5 T-Ray

    Cosign Gab
    So juicy you’re gonna critique the man’s “comebacks”? Gtfoh with that sh*t.

  • Louie

    I’m glad Lebron called Ibaka stupid because Ibaka’s comments were…well, stupid.

  • O

    First time I agree with something this man said….

  • Jono

    @juicy Shut your ‘stupid’ mouth. A 1 word brush-off is one of the better responses out there. Now LeBron just has to continue doing what he’s done all post-season.

  • St Obama

    Kncok Knock.
    Who’s there?
    Serge Ibaka
    Serge Ibaka… Who?

  • http://www.thenation.com/blog/168311/do-you-know-your-enemy-why-we-should-all-root-miami-heat-beat-oklahoma-city-thunder# albie1kenobi

    actually, the comeback wasn’t just labeling the comment “stupid”; lebron went on to poke holes in Ibaka’s argument by pointing out KD doesn’t play 48 minutes, which to me, is really smart and funny.

  • KING

    I dont think you should be calling anyone stupid lebron, you didnt even go to college

  • http://Slamonline.com nbk

    You want to know what is stupid? to think education and intelligence are the same thing., that is stupid.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Redd

    @King um ok? How does that make him stupid? You’re lost kid.

  • Karl

    Wow people taking shots at Lebron for defending himself.. smh

  • http://Slamonline.com Gab

    Neither did Sean Parker. He’s a billionaire. Kobe didn’t either. He’s not stupid. Henry Ford didn’t either. Michael Dell dropped out at 19. I’m a huge higher education proponent but it’s not a measure of intelligence. Smart people know that, KING.

  • iknowmybasketball

    worse case scenario juicy is skip bayless in disguise

  • Phil da Windmill

    I’m not a big Lebron fan but i respect his game.Serge you know Lebron is a big beast quit frontin son even KD knows this.

  • bigA

    Some people just don’t need college. Bill Gates didn’t finish, neither did the facebook dude.

  • Ldub

    Well Ibaka is right. Lebron isn’t a good defender. He’s a great defender. Obviously not his greatest strength. But watching how he’s making KD get the ball 30 feet from the basketball is great. KD is just so talented he has “in the gym” range. But to say James isn’t good defensively is totally incorrect.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Slick Ric

    Co-sign Juicy…lol, Lebron could of came better than that.

  • http://Slamonline.com nbk

    He wasn’t responding back to Ibaka. He was asked how he felt about Ibaka’s comments. He said they were stupid. Just like all of us do when someone else says something stupid. No reason to over think this.

  • http://Slamonline.com Gab

    This is the finals. If it isn’t said by your play on the court then it doesn’t matter.

  • Zabbah

    Man, too many Lebron haters. wth. i hate the heat and i don’t like Lebron…but geez, get rational when it comes to criticizing the man.

  • Fruitman!

    Zabbah! Being the best player in the league comes with much criticizm. You should know this! Zabbah!

  • north carolina

    Ibaka is really stupid! why you need to criticized Lebron? because you won the Defensive Player of the year? You are not a good defender Ibaka, you always play as a second defender when the offensive player already beat the first defensive man. Try to play 1 on 1 next time.