Serge Ibaka is a Congolese professional basketball player who currently plays power forward for the Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball Association. Ibaka was born in Brazzaville, the capital of the Republic of the Congo. His parents were both basketball players, which sparked a passion in a young Serge for the game of basketball. While living in the Republic of the Congo Ibaka faced many adversities that shaped him into the player and global citizen he is today.
Serge Ibaka is a 2019 NBA Champion who has been selected to three NBA All-Defensive First Teams, is a league leader in blocks and was a participant in the 2011 NBA Slam Dunk Contest. He has played 10 seasons in the NBA since being drafted in 2008.
Off the court, Ibaka’s chief mission is to use his platform to have an impact off the court, and specifically help the children of the Republic of Congo and the Democratic Republic of Congo through the Serge Ibaka Foundation.