Thunder's Serge Ibaka Holds Impromptu Twitter Q&A

Thursday, May 26th 2011, 12:18 pm
By: News On 6

Originally Published: Mar 28, 2011 5:29 PM CDT

Oklahoma Sports Staff

OKLAHOMA CITY – Serge Ibaka is one of the most fascinating players in the NBA.

He is an up-and-coming defensive force, speaks multiple languages and has 18 siblings.

So when Ibaka opened up his Twitter account on Monday to any and all questions, fans jumped on the opportunity and Ibaka answered (in multiple languages).

Here are some of the highlights of Ibaka’s two-hour-long question and answer spree:

"@sergeibaka9: Do you want to know something about me? Let's do a twitter interview. Send your question and I will start answering in 15 minutes!

@twallace1010: do you like living in OKC?
@sergeibaka9: Yes I love it, it’s a quiet town so I can focus. Very nice people.

@bobabasket: What is your favorite dish?
@sergeibaka9: saka saka, Congolese food.

@sin_concesiones: Tu quinteto ideal de la nba (Your ideal NBA starting five?)
@sergeibaka9: Rose, Kobe, KD, Pau Gasol, Howard

@JuliusErving6: cual es el jugador que mas te ha costado defender? (Who is the toughest player to defend?)
@sergeibaka9: Dwight Howard

@nelly2510: what will be your offseason focus as far as improving your game?
@sergeibaka9: I need to work on everything, defense and off

@David_Garcia: qui?n es tu mejor amigo en el vestuario de los Thunder? (Who is your best friend on the Thunder?)
@sergeibaka9: Thabo Sefolosha

@tapplegate67: What is your favorite restaurant in OKC?
@sergeibaka9: Charleston’s

@guille4s: ?En qu? puesto te sientes m?s c?modo, de "4" o de "5"?” (Which position are you most comfortable at, the 4 (PF) or 5 (C)?
@sergeibaka9: De 4 pero para estar en la cancha haria lo que fuera.. (The 4, but to be on the court I’d do anything.)

@thatgirlNAYE: how many languages do u speak? & what are they?
@sergeibaka9: 4. Lingala, Spanish, French and English

@TForsyth_II: was ur free throw dunk ur max or do u think u could go further?
@sergeibaka9: I can go further

@djhardy9: do you get scared when perk (Kendrick Perkins) yells at you?
@sergeibaka9: hahaha a little bit yes

@giovannigarnett: When was your first dunk?
@sergeibaka9: 11 years old

@Kristinvb8: Why do you smell the basketball?
@sergeibaka9: motivation

@kdurant35: is it real??"Sergeballu LaMu Sayonga Loom Walahas Jonas Hugo Ibaka”
@sergeibaka9: no! Serge Jonas Ibaka Ngobila is full name

@sergeibaka9: Thank you all for all the questions! It has been very fun. I couldn't answer everything but we will repeat some day."