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Serge Ibaka Appreciation thread 

Post#1 » by mdenny » Sun Nov 22, 2020 7:49 am

Man....in my memories....his biggest contribution was against Philly. The biggest test we faced on our chip run.

There were at least two games that he was our second best scorer behind Kawhi.

Game 7 he hit some huge 3s. The one I'll remember most was that broken play where he sunk that crucial one off-balance at the end of a broken play.

Kawhi was obviously our best guy in that series....but we don't win it without Serge. As far as game 7 goes....he was the second best clutch guy in the greatest game of our franchise history.
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Post#2 » by TrustFundBaby » Sun Nov 22, 2020 7:54 am

That 3 you mentioned is an all time Raptors play. Like legitimately top 10.

He was big time, no doubt about it. He came a long way from getting disrespected by Bron lol

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Post#3 » by raptor jesus » Sun Nov 22, 2020 7:55 am

Raps don't win the title without his performance in Game 7 against the Sixers. They desperately needed someone other than Kawhi to step up that game, and Serge answered the call. I'll also always remember his dunk during the 26-3 run in Game 6 against the Bucks. Forever a Raptors legend.
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Post#4 » by Raps in 4 » Sun Nov 22, 2020 8:00 am

I liked him on and off the court. Will be missed.
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Post#5 » by tdotrep2 » Sun Nov 22, 2020 8:02 am

i can't, not with this move. any other move but not this one
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Post#6 » by Harcore Fenton Mun » Sun Nov 22, 2020 8:06 am

He's a good dude, best of luck. Enjoy the sun.
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Post#7 » by mdenny » Sun Nov 22, 2020 8:10 am

Harcore Fenton Mun wrote:He's a good dude, best of luck. Enjoy the sun.



I bet he comes back to Toronto in some capacity.

Also bet he gets more crowd love in the ACC than Kawhi does long term.
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Post#8 » by Harcore Fenton Mun » Sun Nov 22, 2020 8:13 am

mdenny wrote:Also bet he gets more crowd love in the ACC than Kawhi does long term.

Yeah, it's just a basketball decision. It's business, can't be mad at that.
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Post#9 » by mdenny » Sun Nov 22, 2020 8:16 am

Harcore Fenton Mun wrote:
mdenny wrote:Also bet he gets more crowd love in the ACC than Kawhi does long term.

Yeah, it's just a basketball decision. It's business, can't be mad at that.



Also think most ppl can tell it wasn't his decision.
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Post#10 » by Klaw22 » Sun Nov 22, 2020 8:16 am

Thx for the memories serge, was really happy to have on the team. Miss his impact off the court and in the locker room. He was a special guy for this team.
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Post#11 » by dublo7 » Sun Nov 22, 2020 8:19 am

It was good, 2 bad it couldnt last longer. Thanks for the memories and the scarves! Mmafuzzy Chef!
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Post#12 » by Clutch0z24 » Sun Nov 22, 2020 8:25 am



Ibaka Debut Game :( ....Gonna miss him He was our first Big man since Chris Bosh that i was excited about...Ended up having a great career here Good luck to him
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Post#13 » by mdenny » Sun Nov 22, 2020 8:29 am

TrustFundBaby wrote:That 3 you mentioned is an all time Raptors play. Like legitimately top 10.

He was big time, no doubt about it. He came a long way from getting disrespected by Bron lol

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I think I gotta agree with you there.

That was the only elimination game we faced on our chip run. I was nervous as ****. The only thing that came close was game 3 against the bucks but even then....I felt more confidence in our team for reason. Game 7 against Philly I was SHOOK.

I'd have to watch it again...but I remember that off-balance 3 coming at a time that our offence had completely dried up. They had zeroed in on Kawhi and everyone else was scared to shoot. It was like slugging through mud that series. Ibaka was our only guy who didn't seem mentally drained by Philly's defence. There's no team in the league today with Philly's defence that year. It was a monumental task to overcome.
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Post#14 » by Roco14 » Sun Nov 22, 2020 8:42 am

an all-time favourite
JustWin wrote:Masai when asked about the teams problems and if he plans on making a move:

"Uhhh, dis a tuff one guiys.. hehe"
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Post#15 » by PrinceAli » Sun Nov 22, 2020 8:58 am

Gonna miss the guy a lot. Both on and off the court he was a raptor legend. The impact he had on this franchise both with his leadership and his skills was huge. We definitely wouldn’t have won a chip if it weren’t for his contributions.

The leadership he showed in the locker room as well was very key for us. He always took the young guys under his wing and gave them confidence.

Wish him the best of luck and hope to see him back in toronto in some form in the future. Peace out MaFuzzy chef
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Post#16 » by G.A. Clone » Sun Nov 22, 2020 9:03 am

I’m still legit in shambles right now...thought we had a better chance at keeping Serge than FVV. I’m devastated :cry: Serge showed us so much love and repped the city/country hard. FVV often seems indifferent and focuses more on his own branding.

This one hits home a little differently. And of all the teams, he had to choose the Clippers...
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Post#17 » by ratul » Sun Nov 22, 2020 9:08 am

Gonna miss this guy. Loved mafuzzy. That pascal contract will haunt us.
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Post#18 » by lstern » Sun Nov 22, 2020 9:22 am

I think that he was huge in defending Giannis in the playoffs.
He was always professional and played his heart out as a starter or off of the bench.
Ibaka was a leader in the locker room and brought personalities together with MaFuzzy, while being the first guy to defend any teammate, literally always ready to fight for our guys.
His shot became quite the weapon and he played well off of Kyle and Fred especially well.
He certainly out-performed his expectations from ORL, given that we got him for a song.
Thank you Serge, you showed up for us and always played with heart and improved your defense immensely.
Without you, the Raptors would never have been champions.
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Post#19 » by OakleyDokely » Sun Nov 22, 2020 1:01 pm

Forever to be Toronto legends:

Lowry
Kawhi
Siakam
VV
Powell
Gasol
Ibaka


These are the core 7 guys that brought a championship to Toronto. They deserve praise regardless of what they do in the future.
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Post#20 » by bboyskinnylegs » Sun Nov 22, 2020 1:12 pm

one of the best big men our team has ever had, and the most successful at developing his social media/online brand during his time here. Bonne chance MaFuzzy Chef.

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