Serge Jonas Ibaka Ngobila (born 18 September 1989), commonly referred to as Serge Ibaka, is a Spanish professional basketball player of Congolese origins who plays the power forward position for the Oklahoma City Thunder of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Ibaka was drafted by the Thunder's former incarnation, the Seattle SuperSonics with the 24th overall pick in the 2008 NBA Draft. He is referred to as Air Congo, Serge Protector, and Iblocka by his teammates, in reference to his blocking skills. Serge is the third youngest among eighteen siblings. Although born in the Republic of the Congo, Ibaka represents Spain in international competition. Ibaka was born in Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo. Both his mother and his father were basketball players. His father played at the Republic of Congo and with the Congolese national team, and his mother played for the Democratic Republic of Congo.
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