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Video: Serge Ibaka puts the death grip on Mike Dunleavy

Apr 10, 2012, 2:32 PM EDT

The game between the Thunder and the Bucks on Monday was extremely chippy, especially considering that after the first quarter, the end result was never really in doubt. Oklahoma City sprinted out to an early 17-point lead and won by 20, with Milwaukee never getting closer than 10 the rest of the way.

There were seven technical fouls in all, with two of them being handed out to Serge Ibaka and Mike Dunleavy for their little dust-up shown in the video clip above. Ibaka puts sort of a death grip on Dunleavy there, and Dunleavy tries to escape by using a downward chopping maneuver that just misses after Ibaka decided to let him go.

Dunleavy isn’t a small man; he’s listed at 6’9″. But he clearly couldn’t shake the one-armed super-strength of Ibaka, and one wonders if he had connected with that chop of his if the league would have considered that a “punch” by its rules and handed down a suspension.

  1. sellahh - Apr 10, 2012 at 2:55 PM

    That should happen every night, every game.

  2. sellahh - Apr 10, 2012 at 3:02 PM

    Oh and considering how blocks are so much more fun to watch than most dunks, in addition to being a Blake Griffin hate I’m right not officialy a Serge Ibaka bandwagonner.

    • cured76 - Apr 10, 2012 at 3:19 PM


      • sellahh - Apr 10, 2012 at 3:37 PM

        That’s what leaving highschool will do to you when you’re not Kobe or KG.

    • LilTmac2003 - Apr 10, 2012 at 4:14 PM

      Taking a shot in the dark here…but this is what I *think* he was trying to say:

      Oh and considering how blocks are so much more fun to watch than most dunks, in addition to being a Blake Griffin hateR, I’m right noW officialy a Serge Ibaka bandwagon-ER.

      In human terms:

      “Seeing an athlete get rejected is much more entertaining than seeing an average Joe dunk the ball. This is a personal opinion of mine. For an extraordinary talent, I am not a fan of the works that comes from Mr. Blake Griffin. I do like though Mr. Serge Ibaka. I love it when men grab onto each other, especially with the element of fierceness being added.”

      • sellahh - Apr 10, 2012 at 4:37 PM

        Wow, sir. You are trying to make yourself seem so damn bright explaining a very simple sentence. You’re probably succeeding. Don’t consider yourself bright anyways, though. Not like it was much of a challenge in the first place. Am I making it comprehendable enough for you sir? Pardon me for all the ten-plus word sentences.

      • moosington - Apr 10, 2012 at 6:43 PM


        Your sentence was horribly constructed and does not read simply at all. Fact.

      • lyndseymarieee - Apr 10, 2012 at 7:35 PM

        best comment thread. ever.

      • jolink653 - Apr 10, 2012 at 7:40 PM

        lol hilarious

      • jmclarkent - Apr 10, 2012 at 9:23 PM

        It is all fun and games until you learn the hard way that sellahh is actually Grimlock.

  3. koloofai - Apr 10, 2012 at 6:17 PM

    OMG Sellahh.. Comprehendable!!? Facepalm.. Douche level: Maximum!!

  4. acdc363 - Apr 10, 2012 at 8:35 PM


  5. rushbacker - Apr 11, 2012 at 12:22 AM

    Finish him!

  6. nathanbetz91 - Apr 11, 2012 at 2:52 AM

    At Sella: anyone who tries to belittle someone by TRYING to sound smart should either be using spell check, or have a dictionary/ thesaurus handy. Otherwise you look like an arrogant ass. Just saying

  7. letangusespertplus - Apr 11, 2012 at 5:47 AM

    Just goon armed that silly white boy. Dummy went for the karate chop?

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