In a profile Monday, April 18th with Yahoo Sports, NBA star and Oklahoma City Thunder big man Serge Ibaka talks about reuniting with the daughter he knew nothing about.
Ibaka tells Yahoo Sports that his family back in the Congo found out about a child he had with a woman he dated. When the Thunder player began his professional basketball career at 17, his family was worried that he would give up everything to take care of his now 10-year-old daughter, Ranie. So they waited until he made it.
“Her being here changed my life,” Ibaka said. “She’s a gift from God. I try to do the best possible I can to be the best person I can be for her, to be there for her and support her.”
Now, he plans on making up the lost time.