Serge Ibaka is a professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association. He plays for the Milwaukee Bucks. He also used to play for the Oklahoma City Thunder, Toronto Raptors, Orlando Magic, and the Los Angeles Clippers. He has also played internationally for the Congolese Club Inter Club. In 2019, he became an NBA Champion while playing for the Raptors.
Player Profile and Personal Life
Serge Jonás Ibaka Ngobila was born on September 18, 1989 in Brazzaville, PR Congo. The right-handed power forward and center stands 208 cm tall and his weight was last listed at 107 kg.
His father was also a professional basketball player and was on the Congolese National Team. Ibaka’s mother also played for the country. During the Second Congo War, his father was taken as a political prisoner.
His first professional team was Inter Club. While with the team, he played in the 2006 FIBA Africa Clubs Champions Cup. When he was 17, he moved to France and played for L’Hospitalet. He later moved to Spain and signed to play for Riccoh Manresa from 2008 to 2009.
While he was with Manresa, he was drafted into the NBA by the Seattle Supersonics during the 2008 NBA draft. He was the 24th overall pick. In 2009, the Oklahoma City Thunder paid for the rest of Ibaka’s contract with Manresa to allow him to play in the NBA. He played with the team from 2009 to 2011.
During the 2011 NBA Lockout, he played for Real Madrid. He returned to Oklahoma afterward and played for them through to 2016. He was the NBA Blocks Leader from 2012 and 2013.
- 2019 - NBA champion
- 2012–2014 - NBA All-Defensive FirstTeam
- 2012, 2013 - NBA blocks leader
Medals, Men’s Basketball, Representing Spain
- 2012 - London Olympics, Silver
- 2011 - Lithuania FIBA EuropeanChampionship, Gold