What Is Serge Ibaka’s Ethnicity?; Net Worth, Daughter, Girlfriend, Facts

Published Date: 07 Aug, 2020 Updated date: 07 Aug, 2020 By Lucifer

Serge Ibaka belongs to a mixed ethnic background. He always had a desire to represent the Spanish national basketball team, despite the fact he represented the Congo Republic in youth categories.

Congolese-Spanish professional basketball player Serge Ibaka plays for NBA team Toronto Raptors. He has won NBA All-Defensive First Team three times from 2012 until 2014 and NBA blocks leader in 2012 and 2013.

Serge Ibaka Bio & Family; Ethnicity, Family & Height

The player was born as Serge Jonas Ibaka Ngobila on 18 September 1989 in Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo. Talking about his family, he is the youngest of 18 children from parents, Desiree Ibaka and Amadou Djonga. He played basketball at an early age with his first club, Avenir du Rail, using the sport as an escape from his mother’s untimely death and his father’s imprisonment during the Second Congo War. While his dad organized to flee the family from the country prior to the war he ended up as a political prisoner upon their return.

At age 17, he went to France and joined a second-division basketball team before moving to Spain, where he taught himself Spanish. Serge was granted Spanish citizenship on 15 July 2011. He stands at a height of 7 feet 0 in (2.13 m) tall and weighs around 107 kg.

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How Much Net Worth Does He Have?

The 30-year-old net worth is $12 million. After arriving in Spain, he began playing with a second-division basketball club CB L’Hospitalet. Sometime later during the 2008 NBA draft, he got the fortune to play for Seattle SuperSonics. A year later, he joined Oklahoma City Thunder in 2009 and signed an astonishing four-year contract worth $48 million in August 2012. Four years later, he was traded to Orlando Magic on 23 June 2016 and Toronto Raptors on 14 February 2017.

Seven months later, he and Raptors agreed upon a three-year contract worth $65 million on 7 July 2017.

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Who Is Baby Mama?

The Raptors star has a daughter, Ranie. She was born when Serge was a teenager shortly after he left the Republic of the Congo. Besides his time off from professional games, Serge loves to spend it with his adorable teen child.

She is a crucial part of the woman who has impacted his life, although her baby mama’s name has not been revealed yet. For a fact, his daughter aspires to a doctor. 

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Some Interesting Facts About Serge Ibaka

  • Family pride is very important to Serge.
  • His father played in the Republic of the Congo and with the Congolese national team.
  • Serge’s mother played for the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
  • The athlete is the 2019 NBA champion.
  • Ibaka speaks four languages: Lingala, French, English, and Spanish.
  • His younger brother, Igor, is a former NCAA basketball player for the Oklahoma State Cowboys.
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