The Oklahoma City Thunder beat The San Antonio Spurs 106 to 97 with the help of Serge Ibaka. Serge’s return brought back OKC in the NBA’s Western Conference Finals. He was said to be out for the rest of the playoffs, but Ibaka played 30 minutes, 15 points, 7 rebounds from a wheel chair.
Ibaka rose to the occasion by running over the feet of Spurs players. Head Coach of The Thunder, Scott Brooks, couldn’t be prouder. “We really needed him,” commented the happy coach, “even though we caused irreversible damage to his calf.” Coach Brooks plans to make an example of Ibaka. He added, “I’m planning to see who is committed by tearing everyone’s ACL with my mighty coach fist and asking them to play the next day.”
The trend for players to come back from injury and play has been around since the beginning of the NBA. Let us not forget Reggie Jordan’s famous game where he played while in a coma. Many thought Reggie was out of his mind, but Coach Phil Jackson said, “it was the right thing to do.” Reggie Jordan died after the game due to complications not dealing with the coma we are told by Jackson’s rep.
Serge’s finished the game with no injury, but when he took off his compression wrap, it exploded. Ibaka plans to play Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals with a leg transplant from Hasheem Thabeet. “Let’s be honest,” said Ibaka, “he doesn’t need it.”