Skip to content

Serge Ibaka throws it down hard on Angola (VIDEO)

Aug 11, 2014, 2:45 PM EDT

“I don’t know anything about Angola, but I know they’re in trouble.”
—Charles Barkley as part of the 1992 Olympic Dream Team, before the USA played Angola. (That’s the game where he threw a hard elbow at an Angolan player during a 38-7 USA run, then explained it afterward saying the guy might have thrown a spear at him. It’s Charles being Charles.)

Serge Ibaka might as well have said the same thing about Angola.

Spain beat Angola 79-70 in a recent friendly exhibition as a run up to the World Cup in Spain in a few weeks, and this was the play of the game.

Rudy Fernandez’s between-the-legs bounce pass is the best part here but once the Thunder’s Ibaka goes up for the hammer throwdown it is all over.

The World Cup is going to have some quality basketball going on. And while the USA is one of the clear two best teams there, Spain has a legitimate shot at beating us.

  1. reesesteel23 - Aug 11, 2014 at 2:57 PM

    Damn lol

  2. sylpkt - Aug 11, 2014 at 3:29 PM

    Hopefully the Thunder will start running some Westbrook/Ibaka pick and roll with KD on the opposite wing. Or KD/Ibaka pick and roll w/ Westbrook as a weakside slasher. So many possibilities. That would imply that Scott Brooks actually install some sort of half court offensive structure, so its probably not going to happen.

  3. peralez2383 - Aug 11, 2014 at 3:31 PM

    that wasn’t hard at all

  4. scrot7 - Aug 11, 2014 at 3:33 PM

    Angola is the armpit of African basketball. You want some real competition, go try and dunk on the dudes in Mozambique. These guys swat balls with their mushroom tips (which are the size of Calabash).

  5. montrealknowledge - Aug 11, 2014 at 3:50 PM

    God wanted Ibaka to dunk on Angola. I hope that joke wasn’t made in the article, I didn’t actually read the article.

    • ProBasketballPundit - Aug 11, 2014 at 4:24 PM

      No, they didn’t make the joke. PBT writers confuse themselves for reporters and therefore think that they have professional ethics to abide.

  6. sumkat - Aug 11, 2014 at 4:41 PM

    Remember when Rudy Fernandez was supposed to be the next big thing?

  7. cbking05 - Aug 11, 2014 at 5:02 PM

    through his legs on unsuspected Angolan’s. Never seen that Before! FKN NUTS!

  8. whitey11177 - Aug 11, 2014 at 7:00 PM

    If I recall, the Dream Team had a 44-1 run against Angola. The 1 point came from a guy making a free throw after Barkley elbowed him.

Leave Comment

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Not a member? Register now!

Featured video

What players stood out at World Cup?
Top 10 NBA Player Searches
  1. D. Rose (3072)
  2. D. Ferry (2688)
  3. L. James (2490)
  4. J. Valanciunas (2305)
  5. K. Irving (2156)
  1. K. Bryant (2111)
  2. P. George (1972)
  3. G. Monroe (1685)
  4. C. Anthony (1640)
  5. C. Billups (1616)