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I Have Seen Shawn Kemp, And You, Serge Ibaka, Are No Shawn Kemp

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Because of the surprising season they're having and their collection of up-and-coming talented players that are also model citizens, you can excuse people for going a little ga-ga over the Oklahoma City Thunder. I'm guilty myself.

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But there comes a time when we must step back in the name of rationality and take a bunch of chill pills. After reading this item from Darnell Mayberry, the Thunder's beat reporter from the Oklahoman, that time is now.

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Serge Ibaka is developing faster than anyone with the Thunder could have projected. And anyone in the organization is more than willing to admit as much. The 6-foot-10 post player from Congo has blossomed into a bonafide post threat, one that rebounds, blocks shots and patrols the paint like no one this franchise has seen since Shawn Kemp more than a decade ago.    

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Uhh ... yeah. And now, for my rebuttal:

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In defense of Mayberry, maybe he has some scoop we don't. Maybe Serge Ibaka has also fathered seven children with six different women.