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June 26, 2008 6:48 PM

Sonics take Ibaka

Posted by Percy Allen

A strange draft for the Sonics continues down the road of the bizzare. The Sonics took 6-10 C/F Serge Ibaka. That's right, Serge Ibaka.

I don't know how good he is, but he's got the best bio in the draft. His full name: Serge Jonas Ibaka Ngobila. He's 18. He has 17 siblings. He grew up in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo.

His bio says: "His grandmother survived the civil unrest in the Congo in the mid-to-late 1990s in a house witih no electricity or running water. He learned basketball playing on outdoor courts wearing shoes with cardboard inserts to coer the holes in the soles."

Wow. Again, no one knows if he can play basketball. He averaged 11.3 poiints, 8.2 rebounds and 3.0 blocks in 26 games in the Spanish LEB Gold league.

it's likely the Sonics will keep Ibaka overseas to mature and bring him over next year.

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Posted by sonics stay

7:59 PM, Jun 26, 2008

this pick is a joke. the espn mock draft had us making this pick, i guess wasting draft picks is becoming such an obsession with our front office that even national media know who to tab with a sonics pick.

just a prediction, this guy will never ever play a minute in an nba game.

Posted by C-Boyd

8:37 PM, Jun 26, 2008


I wonder if the number of Sonics Blog Post responses will be brought into court. Cuz you know... it shows "we don't care"

Posted by hawk

8:59 PM, Jun 26, 2008

look in the sonics forum, there are tons of posts there everyday

Posted by Willmore

11:37 AM, Jun 27, 2008

The Sonics also announce that they are trading for Axel Foley.

Posted by David Gee

1:20 PM, Jun 27, 2008


Posted by gman

6:45 PM, Jun 27, 2008

i would play him this year because sonics have no centers this year? I bet this guy is better than all the current centers on sonics roster

Posted by Dr Skunk

10:54 AM, Jun 28, 2008

Take heart there is a fabulous team and organiztion 200 miles to the south. Might as well get into the only team in the NW. The good news is it's a great one!

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