Serge Jonas Ibaka
Born in Congo in 1989, Serge Ibaka grew up in a home of Basketball players. His father played for the Republic of Congo while his mother played for the Democratic Republic of Congo. His journey to stardom began after his move to France at age 17 to join a second division basketball team and then a move to Spain where he taught himself Spanish.
The death of his mother and father caused Ibaka, the third-youngest of 18 children, to take on the sport professionally.
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He currently plays for the Toronto Raptors in the NBA and plays for the Spanish national basketball team in international competition.