Recently, Ibaka was interviewed by Shams and talked about what happened in Bucks. He said, "I can’t stand what happened there anymore. The coach never communicates with me whether I play or not. " On the Clippers, Tyrone Lu will call him and tell him in advance that more young people will be used this week, and no matter what changes are made, they will be informed in advance. This is the greatest respect. As for Ibaka, he used to be a defensive expert and lost to injury. After coming out from the Thunder, I changed six teams in seven years.
Memoirs of a teenager
Ibaka was born in Brazzaville, the capital of the Republic of Congo. He has 18 brothers and sisters, and he ranks 16th in his family. His parents are both professional basketball players. His father plays for the national team of the Republic of Congo, while his mother plays for the Democratic Republic of Congo. Because of the civil war, my father fled overseas with his family.
Ibaka came to France briefly at the age of 17 and joined a second-division club. There he taught himself French, and then he came to Spain and joined the CB Horspitale Club. He averaged 10.2 points and 8.2 rebounds there, shooting as high as 55%.
In 2008, he participated in the Reebok European Training Camp and won the MVP award. This also attracted the attention of NBA scouts. A scout watching the game in the training camp said: "His athletic ability has broken the table. No one can tell him how good he can be. "
In the 2008 NBA draft, Ibaka was selected by seattle supersonics with the 24th overall pick. After that, Oklahoma City Thunder (renamed Thunder 6 days after the draft) agreed to let Ibaka stay in Europe for development. After that, Ibaka signed a three-year contract with Manresa Basketball Club. There is a clause in this contract that enables Ibaka to return to the NBA at the end of each season.
In the 2011-12 season, Ibaka scored 3.7 blocks per game and won the blocked shot. He ranked second in the selection of the best defensive player, second only to Tai Sen Chandler. In the playoffs, Thunder went all the way to the finals. Ibaka made an astonishing 11 of 11 shots and 4 of 4 free throws in the fourth game of the Western Conference finals, becoming the first player after Yao Ming to make all 11 shots in the playoffs.
By the end of 2016, Ibaka had played 524 games in his seven seasons for Thunder, averaging 11.6 points, 7.4 rebounds and 2.5 blocks in 28.8 minutes per game, with a shooting percentage of 52.3%. He sent a total of 1300 blocks, which is the history of the Thunder team, averaging 2.5 blocks per game, which is also the first in the team history.
On June 24th, 2016, the Thunder sent Sergi Ibaka in exchange for Victor Oladipo, Eisen Ilyasova of the Magic and Domantas Sabonis, the No.11 rookie in 2016. In 17 years, he was traded to the Raptors by the Magic. In 18-19 season, Ibaka averaged 15 points, 8.1 rebounds and 1.4 blocked shots in the regular season, and his shooting percentage reached 52.9%. He averaged 9.4 points, 5.7 rebounds and 0.9 blocked shots in the playoffs.
In 20 years, he joined the Los Angeles Clippers and averaged 11.1 points, 6.7 rebounds and 1.1 blocked shots in the regular season, and his shooting percentage reached 50.5%. However, due to back surgery, 30 games were reimbursed in advance before the end of the regular season and missed the playoffs. In February of 22, it was traded to Bucks; It was traded to the Pacers in January this year, but it was laid off in February, and now no one cares. Since Ibaka’s career, he has been selected as the best defensive player for three times, and he has been honored as the blocked shot king for two times. Maybe the playoff team can try it.