Serge Ibaka Rumors

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Serge Ibaka
Serge Ibaka
Position: F
Born: 09/18/89
Height: 6-10 / 2.08
Weight:235 lbs. / 106.6 kg.
Salary: $21,666,667
“Most of the guys would smoke me in the weight room,” he says. “Like Serge [Ibaka], Serge in the weight room, mate, he was like getting it in every day, just killing it. But on the court I could just move him around.” Does Adams even lift, bro? No doubt, but the focus of his training is strengthening his base and core, what he calls “awareness of the body.” He wants to root himself to the hardwood, using his trunk legs as an impenetrable base. “You can be as strong as you bloody want, mate,” he says, “but if you’re on one leg, it goes down the drain.”
1 day ago via ESPN
Inside the locker room, Leonard’s free agency is rarely discussed, even if everyone is wary of the consequences. “We need him to stay,” says Ibaka. “He keeps everybody safe—no one is safe if he leaves.” Ibaka has been one of Leonard’s strongest new connections. In Leonard, Ibaka sees shades of Westbrook and Kevin Durant, his former teammates in Oklahoma City. “They have a similar mind-set, where if they want to do something, they know they can.” In San Antonio, Leonard was known as the Claw. In Toronto, Ibaka has tried to make Deadly Zombie (self-explanatory) and Cape Town (the city in South Africa) stick. “I don’t know why, but he keeps telling me he’s from Cape Town,” says Ibaka, who was born in Congo. “Of all the places. . . . Maybe he just wants to visit there someday.”