Originally written on Ball in Europe  |  Last updated 10/15/14
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The BallinEurope reverse jinx works again … two days after BiE posted (via Tu Basket) that perhaps folks in Real Madrid land weren’t too happy with Serge Ibaka’s performance for Los Blancos, the no-longer locked out Oklahoma City Thunderer became the block machine again against Spirou Charleroi on Thursday with five swats added to 12 points in Real’s 93-89 win. (Video highlights run at bottom of this post.) Yesterday, nearly directly immediately following the news that an accord had been reached between NBA franchise owners and the players’ union, Ibaka again did what he was brought to Madrid to do. Enrico Cellini takes a look at more awesomeness from Ibaka in Liga Endesa play and whether Saturday was his last game with Real. The news of the end of the NBA nuclear winter arrived yesterday, a few hours before the game between Real Madrid and CAI Zaragoza. Aware that he would be losing Serge Ibaka soon, Real Madrid coach Pablo Laso must have thought he’d better get the most out of his...
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