Oklahoma City is saddled with a 2-1 NBA Finals deficit, but the team is still talking tough.
"LeBron is not a good defender," Ibaka said.
The Heat and Thunder are set to face off in Game 4 of the NBA Finals Tuesday night. Tipoff is set for 9 p.m. at Miami’s AmericanAirlines Arena and the game will be broadcast on ABC. The NBA is using a two-three-two home court format for the Finals, which means the Thunder must find a way to win one of the next two games in Miami to shift the series back to Oklahoma City.
Scroll down to catch up on all the latest NBA Final headlines, including more of Ibaka's comments about James' defense:
Buzz: After lackluster playoff performance last year, LeBron James is at the top of his game and leading the Heat's title charge.
Buzz: Ibaka says, "LeBron is not a good defender. He can play defense for two to three minutes but not 48 minutes.”
Buzz: Despite back-to-back wins, expect Heat to keep making adjustments and pushing to improve.
Buzz: Heat coach says despite glitzy matchup, NBA Finals are more of a grind
Buzz: After returning from injury, Heat's Chris Bosh expects to be a bigger offensive threat as NBA Finals continue
Buzz: Heat aimed to shut down Oklahoma City playmaker
Buzz: Durant's foul trouble has caused big headaches for Oklahoma City
Buzz: Thunder's Perkins once was a young player angry about being benched in playoff game, understands his current teammate's frustration
Buzz: Battier has emerged as key catalyst for Heat
Buzz: Questionable Oklahoma City coaching decisions put more pressure on Thunder
Buzz: After disappointing playoff exit last year, James and his teammates driven to win
Buzz: Oklahoma City leaders still finding their rhythm on big stage
Buzz: Heat coach has long been under fire, but Spoelstra has shown he is a resilient leader
Buzz: Oklahoma City has delivered clutch performances in playoffs, but team's inexperience shows in NBA Final
Buzz: James' powerful drives to the basket take out Thunder's stars, making his effort a key defensive weapon for Heat
Buzz: Enigmatic point guard has talent to erase Thunder's NBA Finals deficit