Recently, Toronto Raptors forward Serge Ibaka received three games suspension without pay. In a game between the Raptors and the Cavaliers, Ibaka’ involvement in a fight with Cleveland Cavaliers Marquese Chriss at Quicken Loans Arena. The incident happened in the third quarter of the Cavaliers’126-101 victory over the Raptors. His suspension was for his initiation of the physical clash, heaving a punch at Chriss, and his history of fighting during NBA games.
The Congolese-Spanish professional basketball player Serge Ibaka plays for the Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Moreover, he is a three-time NBA All-Defensive First Team selection. Also, he has twice led the league in blocks.
Let’s dive deeper to know more of Serge Ibaka married life, wife, daughter, net worth, age, height, and wiki.
Serge Ibaka Married Life, wife, and Daughter
Not only NBA but also Ibaka made into the limelight for also being linked with A-listed celebrity. He dated none other than singer-songwriter and actress Keri Hilson. Despite their on-off relationship, they were in the headlines while they were dating in 2012. After dating for two years, the couple first split in early 2014.
In spite of the breakup, neither Ibaka nor his girlfriend Keri could stay apart for too long and reunited in April 2014. Nevertheless, in November 2016, the duo eventually ended their four years long romance without citing any reasons. Apart from Keri, Ibaka also dated Hedisa Visapa in 2011. Further, the NBA star was also in rumors for dating TV star Angela Simmons in early 2018.
Caption: Serge Ibaka’ daughter, Ranie Ibaka
Speaking of Ibaka’ daughter, her name is Ranie Ibaka. His daughter was born in the Republic of Congo after he left the country. Regardless of the fact of her being his daughter, he was unaware of her birth until she turned eight. The qualms of Ibaka’ father that his son would abandon his budding career made him compel keep the secret. Nevertheless, he shares a close bond with his daughter.
As of now, Ibaka is single and unmarried. Unlike before, he has not revealed anything regarding his current dating affairs or girlfriends.
Serge Ibaka Net Worth
Taking about Serge Ibaka net worth, the Seattle Supersonics selected him in the 2008 NBA draft. At that time, he became the first-ever player from the Republic of Congo to be in the draft. Later, he signed a three-year deal with Ricoh Manresa from the ACB League in Spain. In July 2009, the Thunder compensated the buyout and contracted him to a two-year contract with two more optional seasons. In July 2009, Ibaka signed a two-year deal with Seattle Supersonics, also known as Oklahoma City Thunder. Then, he signed a four-year contract worth $48 million with the Thunder in 2012.
Caption: Serge Ibaka playing for Toronto Raptors
On 23 June 2016, Thunder traded Ibaka to the Orlando Magic in exchange for Victor Oladipo, Ersan İlyasova. On 14 February 2017, Ibaka went to the Toronto Raptors and debuted for the Raptors in a 107–97 win over the Boston Celtics. In 2017, Ibaka re-signed a three-year deal worth $65 million with the Raptors.
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In November 2018, Ibaka made his first 14 shots with a career-high 34 points in win game against Los Angeles Lakers. On 3 February 2019, he scored 16 points and 12 rebounds in a game against the Los Angeles Clippers and set a career-best sixth straight double-double. However, the question is what Serge Ibaka net worth is?
As of 2019, Serge Ibaka net worth is $12 million.
Serge Ibaka Wiki-Bio
Serge Jonas Ibaka Ngobila was born in 1989 in Brazzaville, the Republic of the Congo into a huge family. Both of his parents were basketball players who played for Congo. At a very young age, he began playing basketball with his first club, Avenir du Rail. Further, his family went through the terrible pain of his mother’s untimely demise and his father’s imprisonment during the Second Congo War.
At the age of 17, Ibaka relocated to France and joined a second division basketball team. From there, he moved to Spain and soon started playing with second division basketball club CB L’Hospitalet.
Every year Ibaka celebrates his birthday on 18 September that makes his current age 29. The Congolese-Spanish origin, Ibaka has a height of 6 feet and 10 inches.