Serge Ibaka

Thunder lose Serge Ibaka after knee surgery

The hurt just keeps on coming for the Oklahoma City Thunder. Power forward Serge Ibaka — a candidate for Defensive Player of the Year — will join reigning MVP Kevin Durant on the bench, after undergoing successful arthroscopic surgery to his right knee.

 

Ibaka, according to Thunder P.R., is expected to miss four to six weeks.

 

Ranking the NBA's Most Underrated Players

“Underrated” means a lot of things to a lot of people, but this is a collection of men who simply don’t get mentioned nearly enough. While players like Marc Gasol, John Wall, DeMarcus Cousins and Anthony Davis aren’t often properly credited on NBA fan radars — small market size will do that — this, here, is a team of ballers who simply can’t even get on that radar, but should be on yours.

 

NBA Olympians Not On Team USA

Plenty of NBA stars will play in the Olympics for countries other than the USA.
<p> NBA stars like Pau Gasol, Marc Gasol, Tony Parker, Luol Deng, Serge Ibaka and Manu Ginobili will compete for countries other than the USA during the 2012 London Olympics.</p>

From the time men’s basketball tips off on July 29 at the 2012 London Olympics until the Gold Medal Game on August 12, there will be NBA players suiting up in jerseys other than the red, white and blue of Team USA.

International stars whose collective resumes include NBA championships, All-Star appearances, Sixth Man of the Year awards, a Rookie of the Year award and All-Defensive Team honors will compete against Team USA’s one-name global icons like LeBron and Kobe.