Serge Ibaka was born on September 18, 1989, in Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo. He is a forward in the NBA.
Ibaka was drafted by the Oklahoma City Thunder's former incarnation, the Seattle SuperSonics, with the 24th overall pick in the 2008 NBA draft. Ibaka is a three-time NBA All-Defensive First Team selection and has twice led the league in blocks. Although born in the Republic of the Congo, Ibaka plays for the Spain national team. In 2019, he won his first NBA championship as a member of the Toronto Raptors.
Ibaka speaks four languages: Lingala, French, English and Spanish. Ibaka is also an avid chef. On his popular YouTube series “How Hungry Are You” Ibaka, who refers to himself as Mafuzzy Chef, has served numerous delicacies to his teammates, including beef penis to Kawhi Leonard and lamb brain to the Raptors bench players.
Ibaka is known for his sophisticated fashion. In 2019 he was named to Vanity Fair's Best Dressed List. Ibaka refers to his sartorial efforts as “Art”.
On 3 April 2017, Ibaka was announced as the newest member elected to the board of directors of the NBPA Foundation. The NBPA Foundation is the charitable arm of the National Basketball Players Association, the union for current professional basketball players in the NBA. The Foundation provides strategic funding and support for players' community engagement initiatives worldwide.
Ibaka is related to Romanian actor and TV host Cabral Ibaka. Serge has great hosting skills himself. You can catch him cooking on his hit show “How Hungry Are You?". Ibaka is also known for his sophisticated fashion. In 2019 he was named to Vanity Fair's Best Dressed List. Ibaka refers to his sartorial efforts as “Art”.