‘Son of Congo’ of Congo documents the remarkable ‘rags-to-riches’ story of NBA player Serge Ibaka. The film includes archived footage of Ibaka on his journey to becoming one of the Oklahoma City Thunders most valued players and his current philathrophic efforts back in his home countryof the Republic of Congo.
Serge Ibaka managed to escape the war-torn streets of the Congo and play his way to the top of the NBA. In ‘Son of the Congo,’ he returns to his native country, revisiting the empty lots where he used to sleep, reconnecting with his daughter, and confronting the stark reality facing Congolese youth. The odds are long, but Ibaka imparts his unshakable belief that a better future is possible if you never stop trying. The full length documentary will be released for free on Grantland.com on March 23rd.