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Serge Ibaka
Position: F
Born: 09/18/89
Height: 6-10 / 2.08
Weight:235 lbs. / 106.6 kg.
Salary: $12,250,000
On Monday, Serge Ibaka started his flight from 10 feet away and powered a one-handed dunk through the hoop, a move that was nostalgic and puzzling all at once. The dunk against Washington said “Air Congo,” a homage to the high-flying Ibaka of the early Thunder days. The dunk also said “Why haven’t we seen more of that?” during this strange season for Ibaka. “I have some nights, like you say,” Ibaka told The Oklahoman of his inconsistency this season. “… but that’s not stopping me from working on my game.”
The sound of African drums echoed through the halls of the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum on Saturday night — a night of celebration hosted by Thunder forward Serge Ibaka. These Ibaka-hosted nights are getting bigger by the year. In its fourth year, Ibaka’s 2016 dinner gala drew more than 700 people, as Ibaka and Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe greeted the group with wide smiles, live music and a commitment to serve through their respective foundations. “I couldn’t sleep,” a smiling Ibaka said. “It took a lot of work. I’ve been doing a lot of good things the last five or six years, and I was patient. I wasn’t just doing it for fun, I was doing it because it was something I wanted to do.”
The 24 people who spoke anonymously — some of them voted for more than one player — listed their top five dirtiest players: Dellavedova received 13 votes. Oklahoma City center Steven Adams was next with seven votes. Golden State center Andrew Bogut (5), Memphis forward Matt Barnes (4) and Oklahoma City forward Serge Ibaka (2) rounded out the top five. “Wow! Delly and Bogut are both from Australia,” an Eastern Conference player said about the tally. “How about that! Delly is kind of dirty and he does cross the line. But I don’t even think it’s even close with Bogut. Dellavedova is a little bit wild and out of control.”
The spotlight began to shine on Dellavedova during the playoffs after his plays were called into question. It didn’t help that Korver had to have surgery on his ankle. “He’s as dirty as they come,” a Western Conference coach said. “When you’re hurting people, that is not OK.” “He was kind of dirty in the playoffs, for sure,” an East coach said. “He broke Kyle Korver’s leg. He held Taj Gibson with his legs and Al Horford’s legs and got them kicked out the games because they retaliated against him.”
Barnes is known for his hard-nosed play and for fouling hard instead of giving up a layup. “He just does stuff to be doing stuff,” a West assistant coach said. “He fouls real hard, is the first one to want to fight, grabs and holds. He does dirty stuff to me.” Ibaka earned his reputation after punching Clippers forward Blake Griffin in the groin and bloodying his nose with an elbow. “Ibaka is the dirtiest player to me because of the stuff he did to Blake,” a West player said. “He thinks he’s tough. He ain’t tough at all.”