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Now Doing Music Videos: Serge Ibaka

by Darnell Mayberry Published: June 30, 2011

First, it was modeling for Serge Ibaka.

Now, it seems he’s trying his hand at music videos.

The Thunder’s starting power forward is blowing up before our eyes.

Ibaka made a cameo in Lupe Fiasco’s new video, ‘Out of My Head,’ which features Trey Songz. If you don’t know either of those two names, trust us when we say they’re two of the biggest artists in Hip Hop and R&B. For Ibaka to have made his way onto the set and into the video is no small feat.

Check out the video below. Ibaka makes his appearance at the very end of the video, specifically at the 3:08 mark and the 3:18 mark. As for Ibaka’s performance, well, he’s got a nice smile.

(h/t to @DaBronx7)

Consider this just the beginning for Ibaka. In just two NBA seasons, Ibaka has proved he has the skills on the court and the charisma off it to be a star in several respects. The fact that he’s a hard worker and he’s humble should only help his cause. Who knows what could be next for him?

In the meantime, score another one for Oklahoma. The Little Market That Could continues to churn out a string of successes when so many thought it wouldn’t be possible. Three years in, this town’s NBA team has produced two All-Stars, two All-NBA selections, two gold medalists, a two-time scoring champ, a slam dunk participant, a Coach of the Year, a male model and music video cast member and a Western Conference finalist. This state has helped, not hindered, the blossoming of the 2008 Rookie of the Year into a full-fledged superstar with the signature line of shoes and the national television spots that come with it.

And you get the sense that the best is yet to come — for Ibaka, for Kevin Durant, for Russell Westbrook and for the entire roster that makes up the Oklahoma City Thunder. Best of all, whatever great things they go on to do, they’ll be doing them right here, in The Little Market That Could.

-DM-

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by Darnell Mayberry
OKC Thunder Senior Reporter
Darnell Mayberry grew up in Langston, Okla. and is now in his third stint in the Sooner state. After a year and a half at Bishop McGuinness High, he finished his prep years in Falls Church, Va., before graduating from Norfolk State University in...
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