Uh Oh: Serge Ibaka's Reportedly Having Knee Surgery

The Thunder just cannot catch a goddamn break. After limping through almost an entire season with one or both of their superstars on the shelf, they are now sending power forward Serge Ibaka to New York for a knee procedure, according to ESPN. » 3/16/15 2:00pm 3/16/15 2:00pm

These Animated NBA Playoff Highlights Are Cool As Hell

Richard Swarbick is an artist who's been turning sports highlights into awesome animations for a long time now, and now he's working his magic on cool moments from this year's NBA playoffs. » 5/29/14 2:37pm 5/29/14 2:37pm

The Thunder Are The Thunder Again, And This Is A Brand New Series

I suppose we can go ahead and forget about the first two games of the Western Conference finals, which saw the Serge Ibaka-less Thunder getting swallowed whole by the Spurs while Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant did their best to fight off the inevitable. We can forget those two games because Serge Ibaka is back,… » 5/28/14 10:19am 5/28/14 10:19am

The Thunder Got Back Serge Ibaka, May Have Gotten Back Into This Series

Now this is more like it. When the Thunder announced they'd lost Serge Ibaka for the remainder of the playoffs to a calf injury, it seemed like we'd all miss out on another classic clash of age vs. youth, savvy vs. athleticism, creative offense vs. "dribble around, then someone shoot!" Ibaka's return performance in… » 5/26/14 5:33pm 5/26/14 5:33pm

Blake Griffin Baits Serge Ibaka Into A Technical Foul

Griffin and Ibaka have a history that includes Ibaka smoking Griffin in the nuts, but this one is all Griffin. After being knocked down on the baseline, Griffin acts the role of pest and definitely locks up Ibaka's leg and practically begs him to lash out, or fall. Ibaka lashed out and was charged with a technical… » 5/05/14 11:44pm 5/05/14 11:44pm

The Clippers Will Fight You, And Beat You

Another big test, and another big win for the Pacific-leading Clippers, a sometimes-sloppy, occasionally chippy, high-energy 111-103 slugfest over the Thunder that saw a near-fight between Blake Griffin and Serge Ibaka, with a furious Matt Barnes as the third man in. » 11/14/13 9:08am 11/14/13 9:08am

The Grizzlies Are About To Grizz Past The OKC Kevin Durants

Oklahoma City is looking suspiciously like a team that is going to lose a second-round series. Kevin Durant posted 25 points, 11 rebounds, 5 assists and 3 steals, while Serge Ibaka chipped in 13 points, 10 boards and 4 blocks. And still Memphis ground out an 87-81 win for a 2-1 series lead on an afternoon when both… » 5/11/13 8:18pm 5/11/13 8:18pm

Kobe Bryant Told Serge Ibaka His Nutshot On Blake Griffin Was "Hogshit"

Serge Ibaka's karate chop on Blake Griffin's junk earned him a healthy fine and criticism from some of the NBA's elite—including Kobe Bryant, who said if the Thunder star tried the trick on him, he'd respond with a smack in the mouth. » 3/06/13 5:40pm 3/06/13 5:40pm

OKC Thunder Forward Serge Ibaka Just Karate Chopped Blake Griffin In…

C'mon, son. Somehow, Ibaka was only charged with a flagrant 1 foul and didn't get ejected, and he actually converted a huge three-point play and block down the stretch to help the Thunder fight off a late surge from the LA Clippers, 108-104. It remains to be seen whether he'll get fined or suspended or deported.… » 3/03/13 6:36pm 3/03/13 6:36pm

Caron Butler's Block Takes Out Unsuspecting Ref

With first place in the West on the line, the Staples Center was as raucous as its been for a non-Lakers game in many, many, many years. (Many.) Caron Butler did his part, nearly forcing a turnover from Kevin Durant in the corner, and then sneaking in behind Serge Ibaka to land this swat block. It would have been… » 1/23/13 9:25am 1/23/13 9:25am

Stephen Jackson Fined For Threatening Serge Ibaka On Twitter

On Friday night, Thunder forward Serge Ibaka and Lakers forward/crazy person Metta World Peace got into a bit of a tussle. Immediately after the game, Spurs swingman Stephen Jackson sent out the following, since-deleted tweet: » 12/10/12 10:15am 12/10/12 10:15am

Associated Press: Oklahoma City Thunder Sign Brian Westbrook And The…

Oklahoma City Thunder power forward Serge Ibaka will be playing for the Spanish national team at this year's summer Olympics. Today, the Associated Press published a relatively mundane story about Ibaka's belief that his Spanish team has the talent to compete with the U.S. team. » 7/07/12 4:05pm 7/07/12 4:05pm

ESPN's Bio For Serge Ibaka Does Not Know Which African Country He's From

Serge Ibaka is great! He had a triple-double (14 points, 15 rebounds, 11 blocks) last night in the Thunder's 124-118 overtime win over the Nuggets. But the Worldwide Leader, reader Morgan writes in, is shortchanging Ibaka's around-the-world origin. » 2/20/12 12:20pm 2/20/12 12:20pm

Blake Griffin Dunks Over A Car, And Other Tales From The Slam Dunk…

The NBA All Star Slam Dunk Contest was tremendously gimmicky this year. Blake Griffin dunked over a car, JaVale McGee dunked two balls at once, Serge Ibaka dunked from the free throw line, and a child actor pretended to lose his toy for the good of a dunk. It was great. » 2/20/11 1:00pm 2/20/11 1:00pm