Serge Ibaka is one of the popular and most loved celebrities on the TV screen whom we have been seeing daily. Some of you may also be the fan of him for a long period of time as well as we may also want to gain more information which is related to him. Some of us may also have been getting information regarding Ibaka’s personal and professional life from various gossip pages, newspaper as well as magazines. Ibaka is a Congolese-Spanish professional basketball player who plays for Orlando Magic of National Basketball Association. He was drafted by Oklahoma City Thunder’s former incarnation, The Seattle SuperSonics with 24th overall pick in 2008 NBA Draft.
Now let us get more familiar with the biography of Ibaka that has been accessed from different sources. Ibaka has now reached the age of 26 and he was born on 18th September of the year 1989. He is the native of Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo. Although he is known by the name Serge Ibaka, his full name is Serge Jonas Ibaka Ngobila. He was born as the third youngest of 18 children to his parents. Both of his parents were the basketball players. Serge began playing basketball at very young age with the first club of his, Avenir du Rail using the sport as an escape from the untimely death of his mother and the imprisonment of his father during Second Congo War.
When Serge was 17 years old, he moved to France and then joined a 2nd division basketball team. After that, he again moved to Spain where he taught himself Spanish. There, he soon found himself playing with 2nd division basketball club called CB L’Hospitalet. Later, Serge was selected by Seattle SuperSonics with the 24th pick in 2008 NBA Draft. He became the 1st player from Republic of Congo who got selected in the draft although Oklahoma City Thunder agreed to keep Serge in Europe. He signed a 3 years contract with Ricoh Manresa from ACB League. In July of 2009, The Thunder paid the buyout and signed Serge to 2 years contract with a couple more optional seasons. Recently on 23rd June 2016, he was traded to Orlando Magic in exchange for Ersan Ilyasova, Victor Oladipo and draft rights to Domantas Sabonis.
Serge Ibaka has been active in this field for years and it is sure that during this long period, he must have won multiple fans and followers in his career. Despite, it is very much important for all the celebrities to create a virtual image as well as goodwill nowadays days by getting interacted with their fans on various social medias. He also has an account on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter page. Additionally, he also has got a page in the Wikipedia and also IMDb and you can also get through those websites to get to know more about his professional and personal life.
A versatile player Ibaka stands very taller at the height of six feet and ten inches, that is, 2.08 m. His weight has been recorded as 245 lbs., which is, 111 kg. Serge is married to his long term girlfriend Keri Hilson. Additionally, he also has one daughter named Ranie together with his wife. His has a good amount of salary and his net worth is estimated as $12 million.