Author: Varun Venkataramanan

Serge Ibaka: Missing in Action

Illustration by Jeffrey Liu If there was any argument for Serge Ibaka actually being his listed age of 28, his game on December 5th would be it. In that game against the Phoenix Suns, we all caught a glimpse of vintage Ibaka. His devastating blocks followed by finger wags. His absolute command of the low block. We were reminded of how dominant the 6-10 power forward was five years ago. But the past is still the past. Even though the lumbering big man has shown flashes of his former brilliance, Ibaka simply isn’t what the Raptors are sorely lacking:...

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