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.â†µ
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.â†µ
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.â†µ
Uhh ... yeah. And now, for my rebuttal:â†µ
In defense of Mayberry, maybe he has some scoop we don't. Maybe Serge Ibaka has also fathered seven children with six different women.