Serge Ibaka casually slipped on a pair of crimson and cream canvas high-tops just before leaving the locker room, immaculately dressed as usual.

He was fresh and feeling good Friday night, which became clear when Ibaka was asked the brand of the stylish sneakers. Typically reserved, Ibaka decided to have some fun following his sixth double-double of the season in the Thunder's 24-point win over Philadelphia.

"What, these?" Ibaka asked in his customary accent. "These are Air Congo's."

The kicks actually were a high-priced pair from the Louis Vuitton line. Ibaka's light-hearted response, however, elicited memories of the celebratory move to which he attached the same moniker.

"Only after nasty dunks," Ibaka said when asked what happened to his arm-spreading routine.

Ibaka's "Air Congo" celebration and his signature finger wag after filthy blocked shots have been infrequent sightings this season.

"Dikembe Mutombo told me the next time I do it I have to give him a check," Ibaka said, referring to the league's second all-time leading shot blocker who popularized the finger wag.