LeBron James
LeBron James didn't care for Serge Ibaka's criticism of his defensive skills. thatswerve.com

LeBron James has heard more than his fair share of criticism since joining the Miami Heat.

The latest verbal swipe at James surprisingly came from the runner-up for Defensive Player of the Year, Serge Ibaka.

The Thunder big man took a shot at James by claiming he plays bad defense.

LeBron is not a good defender, said Ibaka. LeBron can't play (Durant) one-on-one.

Considering Ibaka is leading the post-season in blocks, with 56, one would usually trust his assessment of defensive skills. His latest comments were not taken serious by James.

I don't really care what he says, he's stupid, said James. I'm not sitting here saying that I'm a Durant stopper, because there's no such thing.

James admitted that he can't stop Durant, but he clarified that he will make it as tough as possible for him to get shots off.

When I'm on him, I'm just trying to make it tough for (Durant) to make shots, which he's going to make, said James.