Found August 23, 2012 on
“If things continue like this, I will not return…”
That’s what Ibaka had to say regarding his role with the Spanish National team during the Olympics. Ibaka was primarily displeased with the way he was used on the court and his overall minutes in the game.
Ibaka tallied 12pts. and 9 boards in the game against the U.S…..in just 22 minutes of play.
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Serge Ibaka didn't play nearly as much as anyone expected he would in the Olympics. The Spanish team who eventually finished seven points shy of a Gold Medal did play Ibaka for 22 minutes in the final game against the US, but he probably should've played even more than that.
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John Wall, Nick Collison, Austin Rivers and even Juwan Howard rushed to the President’s campaign fundraiser. Michael Jordan and Walt Frazier were the headlining guest names but as you can see below, the boys looked just happy to be there.
Word is our President raised $3 mil with the help of the NBA stars and had the following to say during his speech:
“But the other side is...