The former NBA champion is without a team after retiring from the Milwaukee Bucks last February
The Spanish-Congolese assures in an interview in “The Athletic”: “I want to find a way to go to a place where I can help.”
Former Toronto Raptors NBA Champion (2019), Hispanic-Congolese Serge Ibaka, is working hard at 33 to return to the American League following his failed adventure with the Miwukee Bucks, where he left the team last February due to a lack of communication.
He was traded to the Indiana Pacers, never made his debut and finished last season without a team. And he’s still in that “free agent” situation, waiting for another team to give him a chance to show off his winning character.
“My mentality is the same as always & rdquo;, explained in an interview in The Athletic. “I want to find an opportunity to go to a place where I can help them with what they needhaving fun and being happy again is what I intend to do now.
A valuable experience
In his experience, this can be very valuable for a team with young players who want to progress with the former champions. “I’ve been around a long time and I can contribute a lot more than just playing basketball. I know what it means to win, I’ve played with very good players, including young ones, and I have the mentality of this champion, it’s easy for me.”
Ibaka remembers his time in Milwaukee with some bitterness where the poor communication with the team bothered him too much and he didn’t feel valuedeven at times when a player of his caliber was missing from the track.
“There was a time when I couldn’t take it anymore. I love this game but if it robs me of my peace of mind and happiness it’s not worth it.said Ibaka, who is currently not considering returning to Europe.