Serge Ibaka Drops Dirt On Why He Left Milwaukee

Former NBA Champion Serge Ibaka, now a free agent, had a falling out with the Milwaukee Bucks last season and left the team in January. 

Now, he's spilling the beans on what went wrong in Milwaukee.

“I couldn’t take what was happening anymore… I knew when I went there that I wasn't going to play as much as I wanted to... and we talked about it before I signed. 

"I said, cool, I'm gonna stay ready, work hard, stay professional, practice hard... It's a blessing (to be in the NBA) whether I'm playing or not... But when guys got injuries (potentially opening up playing time in the frontcourt), they still didn't call my name... And then I played for one game, and then for three weeks they didn't play me. 

"On top of that, there were no communications... It got to a point where I thought, 'I can't take this anymore.' I love this game so much, but if it's going to take my peace of mind, my joy, uh uh. It's not working."

There were other NBA stops that Serge loved, however. Ibaka called Toronto "like home", and winning the title there in 2019 was "one of the most beautiful moments of my life."

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