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  1. NBA’s Ibaka and His Remarkable Journey From War Zone to Game Zone

    Growing up in Brazzaville, the capital of the Republic of Congo, Serge Ibaka lived through two bloody wars before he hit puberty. Despite a violence-filled childhood of poverty, Ibaka managed to catch the world’s eye as a teenager at a South African basketball tournament. Now, the 6-foot 9-inch Ibaka is an Oklahoma City Thunder power forward with record shot-blocking skills. He’s one of the NBA’s most versatile, hard-working players — a rare combination American basketball experts say, but after his long, hard struggle to the United States, Ibaka’s drive and work ethic is part of the package.

    Source: Grantland

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