Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook may not be playing in the World Cup, but Serge Ibaka sure still is.
Against Argentina in a final warm-up before the tournament, he did his thing, blocking a runner and then taking off on the fast break marauding down the floor with those giant strides. Ibaka opening it up like that in the open floor is probably one of the most thrilling things to watch, especially in person. A man of that size kicking it into gear just waiting for the right lob to come his way… about the time he hits the 3-point line, you’re on your feet and you don’t even know why.
Ibaka finished with 13 points, eight rebounds and two blocks in 22 minutes in Spain’s 86-53 win.