Serge Ibaka may be an elite, professional athlete earning millions of dollars a year, but that doesn't stop him from being a good person.
As we learned in the Grantland doc "Son of the Congo," he frequently returns home to support and motivate those living in his home country. He's also active in the Oklahoma community. For example, earlier this week he traveled down to Comanche to give a pep talk to some middle school students.
How about this for an end of the school year surprise? Oklahoma City Thunder power forward Serge Ibaka took a selfie with 6th, 7th and 8th-graders at Comanche Middle School.
Ibaka visited the school Thursday afternoon where he delivered a motivational speech to students. School officials say a Comanche resident made arrangements for Ibaka to be there. He talked to the students about his upbringing in the Congo and encouraged them to never give up on their dreams.
That's cool. I'm kind of jealous of those students. When I was a kid, the only celebrities we could get out to my school were Linda Cavanaugh and Jerry Adams. I wish we were a Big League City back then. Today's kids get all the fun.
Anyway, for some reason KSWO cut off the selfie pic above. Let's take a look at the entire thing:
Hmmn. Something about that picture looks familiar. I think he may be wearing the same pants from that day he went out and bought a Hyundai Santa Fe:
Yeah, that has to be it. Those are the same pants. Weird, isn't it? You'd think a guy who makes millions of dollars a year playing professional basketball would be able to afford some new ones. Maybe he blows all his money on ExtenZe?