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The Best Defenders Against LeBron James Over The Past 5 Seasons

AP Photo/Tony Dejak

AP Photo/Tony Dejak

Recently, before the upcoming Eastern Conference Finals matchup between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Boston Celtics, Celtics forward Marcus Morris went on record to state that apart from the Spurs' Kawhi Leonard, he is the best defender of LeBron in the NBA today.

This confident statement got Reddit user Perksofthesewalls thinking about who really is the best LeBron defender in the league? Could it be everyone's most popular choice Kawhi Leonard, who contained LeBron enough in the 2014 Finals to lead the Spurs to their fifth championship? Or could it be one of Draymond Green or Andre Iguodala, the latter of which won Finals MVP back in 2015 due to the defensive stand he put up to LeBron to help Golden State win their second-ever chip?

Take a look below to see how the likes of Kawhi, Draymond, Iggy, Morris and other top wing defenders stack up to LeBron over the past 5 seasons.

This is Per 40 Possessions.

10. LeBron vs. Draymond Green: 3.6 PTS, 0.8 AST, 0.5 TO, 36-80 FG (45%)

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9. LeBron vs. Kevin Durant: 13.0 PTS, 3.7 AST, 2.0 TO, 70-135 FG (52%)

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8. LeBron vs. Andre Iguodala: 11.6 PTS, 3.0 AST, 1.8 TO, 115-240 FG (48%)

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7. LeBron vs. Paul George: 15.6 PTS, 3.8 AST, 2.0 TO, 129-243 FG (53%)

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6. LeBron vs. Jae Crowder: 9.7 PTS, 2.6 AST, 1.4 TO, 67-138 FG (49%)

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5. LeBron vs. P.J. Tucker: 11.7 PTS, 3.0 AST, 2.0 TO, 59-109 FG (54%)

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AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee

4. LeBron vs. Jimmy Butler: 16.4 PTS, 5.7 AST, 2.7 TO, 123-265 FG (46%)

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3. LeBron vs. Kawhi Leonard: 13.1 PTS, 3.0 AST, 2.0 TO, 53-107 FG (49%)

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2. LeBron vs. Marcus Morris: 8.6 PTS, 3.0 AST, 1.3 TO, 57-119 FG (48%)

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1. LeBron vs. Trevor Ariza: 12.5 PTS, 3.6 AST, 3.0 TO, 41-72 FG (56%)

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