Serge Ibaka (sprained ankle) has been ruled out for tonight's preseason game at Dallas.
CBSSports.com "The spectacle of the injury to Oklahoma City Thunder big man Serge Ibaka and the comeback he made during the Western Conference finals against the San Antonio Spurs was full of drama. The Spurs smoked the Ibaka-less Thunder in the first two games of the series, and then lost the next two games of..." July 29
NBA.com "Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah, winner of the 2013-14 Kia NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award, headlines the 2013-14 NBA All-Defensive First Team, the NBA announced today. Noah, who received 105 First Team votes (223 points), makes his second consecutive appearance on the First..." June 02
Serge Ibaka said his hope is to play with the Spanish national team this summer, but that depends on how his injury responds.
The Oklahoman "When he checked out of the game with 3:17 left to play, Serge Ibaka strolled to the Thunder bench to the sounds of a crazed sold out crowd wildly cheering not just his comeback in Game 3 of the West Finals against San Antonio on Sunday night but the spectacular success he had while delivering an..." May 26
Serge Ibaka didn't practice today, just ice and treatment, but said he fully expects to play Game 4.
Yahoo! Sports "When the Oklahoma City Thunder gathered to leave on their charter flight to San Antonio on the eve of the Western Conference finals, Serge Ibaka couldn't climb to his feet and walk. Swelling on his left calf made it still difficult for an MRI to see the severity of his sprain, but the doctors..." May 26
Ibaka says he's going to see how he feels later before deciding to play. "If I feel better later, I'm going to go."
NBA.com "The Thunder’s power forward might not come back better, stronger, faster, but Ibaka, fighting all odds to defeat a Grade 2 calf strain sustained just 10 days ago, appears set to rejoin his now-desperate Oklahoma City Thunder teammates for tonight’s Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals (8:30 ET,..." May 25
Serge Ibaka has rapidly progressed and Thunder have changed status to day-to-day for Western Conference Finals, league source tells Yahoo.
ESPN.com "The Oklahoma City Thunder have ruled starting power forward Serge Ibaka out for the duration of the playoffs due to a calf injury. Ibaka wrote a message on his website on Wednesday to thank the fans and give an update. Ibaka wrote: "...I am not able to play in the Conference Finals against the..." May 22
Pro Basketball Talk "Serge Ibaka has a blog. I learned that today (via Rotoworld) and on his blog Wednesday he confirmed that he is out for the remainder of the Western Conference Finals against the Spurs. Here is what the Thunder big man wrote. As you all know, I suffered an injury in the sixth game of the..." May 22
Yahoo! Sports "Far from the beginnings of these Western Conference finals, far from these unfortified Oklahoma City Thunder, Serge Ibaka is defiant and determined for the world to witness his Willis Reed moment. Ibaka, so proud, so professional, is respectively raging against his injury diagnosis. Ibaka is..." May 20
Rotoworld "Serge Ibaka went to the locker room due to a left calf injury and is doubtful to return to Thursday's Game 6. He had some cramping in his calves back in April, but it's unclear if this injury is an aggravation. With Ibaka out, Nick Collison will have to step it up. The Thunder are not the same..." May 16
Thunder F Serge Ibaka will not be fined or suspended for hitting Clippers F Blake Griffin in the groin in Game 4, a source told Yahoo Sports
Serge Ibaka will rejoin the lineup tonight at Denver after missing the game at Utah with flu-like symptoms. Thabo Sefolosha also will play.
The Oklahoman "Scott Brooks didn't use the excuse because that's not how Scott Brooks rolls. But he didn't need to. It was clear for everyone to see. In its unexpected loss at Utah on Tuesday, the Thunder sorely missed Serge Ibaka. With its starting power forward and biggest rim protector out with..." January 09
Serge Ibaka (flu-like symptoms) is out tonight. Perry Jones III will start in his place.
Serge Ibaka's technical foul on 11/13 against the Clippers has been rescinded...His ejection, and the Thunder's subsequent loss, stands.
The Oklahoman "Over the past 10 days, Serge Ibaka has strung together the best five-game stretch of his career. He's averaged 18.6 points, 9.8 rebounds and 2.4 blocked shots while shooting 68.4 percent from the field. The only thing that could cool his current hot streak was the officials. A crew working..." November 16
The Oklahoman "For the first time this season, the Oklahoma City Thunder's offense is showing signs of life. All the things the team talked about in the preseason, better spacing and better ball movement, hard cuts and hard screens, were on display in Wednesday's 14-point win over Dallas. Of course, it..." November 08
NBA suspends Suns F Markieff Morris one game without pay for elbowing Thunder C Serge Ibaka in the face. Happened in Tuesday's game.
The Oklahoman "A Tuesday night preseason game against the Phoenix Suns without both Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant meant only one thing for the Oklahoma City Thunder. It was Serge Ibaka's time to shine. The fifth-year forward had a rare chance to be the focal point of the offense an opportunity to..." October 23
NBA.com "He has mostly spent the offseason as a tourist, spending the majority of the last three weeks in Europe while trying to forget whatever that was that passed for the Thunder in the second round of the playoffs. Serge Ibaka has traveled a lot of roads, just not yet the road back. Escaping..." June 09
The Oklahoman "Serge Ibaka was asked about his contract extension kicking in next season and almost immediately unleashed an uncontrollable smile. He darn near broke into song. “Oh, money, money, money,” the Thunder forward said, coming close to reciting the catch phrase from The O'Jays hit song. Ibaka,..." May 26
NBA.com "Memphis Grizzlies guard Tony Allen and Miami Heat forward LeBron James, winner of the 2012-13 Kia NBA Most Valuable Player Award, headline the 2012-13 NBA All-Defensive First Team, the NBA announced today. Allen totaled 53 points overall and James tallied 52. Each player received 25 First Team..." May 13
The Oklahoman "“Yeah,” Ibaka said. “It's normal, man. It's normal. A little bit. But that does not mean my confidence is way down because after all the shots I missed, after the (missed) dunk, I was still playing defense. I wanted to still help my teammates. I wanted to still try to be aggressive. But it's..." May 13
Sporting News "The image of OKC Thunder power forward Serge Ibaka missing a point-blank dunk attempt is about as jarring as the numbers attached to his first postseason series without Russell Westbrook and James Harden. In three games against the Memphis Grizzlies, Ibaka averages 9.7 points, 6.7 rebounds and..." May 12
The Oklahoman "Serge Ibaka looked like he'd just been shot, as if somewhere high in the Toyota Center stands lurked a sniper, whose scope had been locked squarely on the front of his road blue No. 9 jersey. After missing the game's most important shot Monday night at Houston, a stick-back attempt from..." May 01
NBA.com "Serge Ibaka of the Oklahoma City Thunder has been fined $25,000 for striking Blake Griffin of the Los Angeles Clippers in the groin area, it was announced today by Stu Jackson, NBA Executive Vice President, Basketball Operations. The incident, which was called a Flagrant Foul 1 on the floor and..." March 06
NBA.com "Serge Ibaka of the Oklahoma City Thunder has been fined $25,000 for striking Blake Griffin of the Los Angeles Clippers in the groin area, it was announced today by Stu Jackson, NBA Executive Vice President, Basketball Operations. The incident, which was called a Flagrant Foul 1 on the floor and..." March 05
No suspension coming for Serge Ibaka, I'm told. Fine only for the crotch shot on Blake Griffin.
USA Today "Sometimes, Blake Griffin flops. This wasn't one of those times. The Los Angeles Clippers forward took a hard, clearly intentional punch below the belt from Oklahoma City Thunder forward Serge Ibaka during Sunday afternoon's 108-104 loss. The punch came on a supposed box-out attempt. Clippers..." March 04
Welcome To Loud City "Kevin Durant is a starter in the 2013 All-Star game once again. He will likely be joined by Russell Westbrook as a reserve. In the past, the outstanding question for one of the league's best teams was, could they get a 3rd guy into the game as well? Up to this past summer, the name of that 3rd guy..." January 23
The Oklahoman "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..." January 06
San Antonio Express-News "Serge Ibaka knocked down one mid-range jumper, then another, instilling in the Spurs an awful sense of déjà vu. The Oklahoma City big man made his first seven field goals in what became a 107-93 Thunder victory at Chesapeake Arena on Monday night, his first miss coming on a 23-footer at the..." December 18
Welcome To Loud City "Over the past few years, Emmy winner Charles Barkley has had this to say about the Thunder offense: "I'm not a big Oklahoma City fan because I don't think they get any easy baskets. Like last year I didn't think they could win and the reason I picked Miami to win the championship, the only way..." December 04
The Oklahoman "Serge Ibaka is doing things he didn't consistently do before. Some of them are basic, like locating and landing in the open spot offensively. Some are more intricate, like reading and reacting to defenses and making the right pass. But the Thunder's starting power forward is now..." October 22
The Oklahoman "It was a performance for the ages, yet now it's a night that Serge Ibaka would rather forget. "I know it was an incredible performance," Ibaka sheepishly admits. "But I don't think it's good for me to keep thinking about…I think about it more as a game we won. It was big for us." It was June..." October 14
The Oklahoman "So it's come to this: The power forward who blocks shots in five languages, the guy whose comments about LeBron James' defense got lost in translation, is giving motivational speeches. "In English, actually," said James Harden. Should the Thunder write the greatest comeback story in NBA..." June 21
The Oklahoman "I don't know if the Thunder is going to be able to stop the Spurs. Certainly doesn't seem so if the last five quarters are any indication. San Antonio has scored 39, 28, 27, 37 and 28 points. The Spurs have made 59 of 98 shots, 60.2 percent, over those 60 minutes. To win a game, much less the..." May 31
San Antonio Express-News "When a Spurs player drives the paint in the upcoming Western Conference finals against Oklahoma City, he will have 274 reasons to beware. That's the number of blocked shots Thunder forward Serge Ibaka has registered this season, including 33 in nine playoff games. A first-team All-Defensive..." May 26
The Oklahoman "When he heard Thunder forward Serge Ibaka had just been named to the NBA All-Defensive first team on Wednesday, teammate Nazr Mohammed had a succinct and understated reaction. "Like they say – 'Duh,'" Mohammed said with a smile. "If he wasn't, it would have been a travesty." The 22-year-old..." May 24
The Oklahoman "The Thunder's big three came to play Monday night. And we don't mean KD, Russ and James. Oh, Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and James Harden had fantastic games. Offensively, they were stellar. Defensively, they were solid. But this game turned and this series ended because of Kendrick..." May 22
L.A. Daily News "The NBA disciplined Andrew Bynum and Devin Ebanks for being bad. Bynum was fined $15,000 for skipping Tuesday's media session and Ebanks was fined $25,000 for his actions before and after his ejection Monday. Bynum, a center, made up for his absence by agreeing to speak to reporters for..." May 17
The Oklahoman "Jason Terry, who in these parts is called The Jet, drove freely to the basket way back in the second quarter, when this still was a ballgame. The Mavericks trailed by just six, Terry was about to make it a four-point game and American Airlines Center was ready for liftoff. Enter Serge..." May 05
The Oklahoman "Jason Terry, who in these parts is called The Jet, drove freely to the basket way back in the second quarter, when this still was a ballgame. The Mavericks trailed by just six, Terry was about to make it a four-point game and American Airlines Center was ready for liftoff. Enter Serge..." May 04