We often tend to forget the mano-a-mano battles that happen over the course of an NBA game. It’s a team game, sure, but players love thinking about it in individual terms. That’s why reminders like this one from Serge Ibaka, guarding Manu Ginobili on a switch, are always fun.
It’s all posturing, but it’s still meaningful. It remains to be seen if Ibaka’s actions will be painted as self-assured or arrogant.