Tuesday, April 10th, 2012 at 12:51 pm  |  65 responses

Video: Ibaka With The Death Grip, Dunleavy Karate Chops

Serge Ibaka will rip off your arm.

The Thunder nonchalantly beat the Bucks last night, but this altercation won’t soon be forgotten. Check out Serge Ibaka putting a massive death grip on Dunleavy’s arm, and Dunleavy countering with a blooper-reel karate chop.

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  • @ZE35

    This is great.

  • @Young_Simba35

    This is just great

  • slamfan4life

    Gotta love Serge…

  • http://www.slamonline.com spit hot fiyah

    lil’ dun in the house, kung fu legend style

  • ALD

    that was hilarious on dunleavys part hahaha

  • http://cnbc.com JTaylor21

    That’s a real African right there, manhandling Dunleavy like a kid.

  • http://www.nba.com Saviour

    JTaylor you moron he’s from the Republic of Congo.

  • Marc

    isn’t the republic of congo in africa?

  • http://www.reverbnation.com/tray24 T-Ray

    Sh*t was about to get real LOL Ibaka was like look here don’t start nothing won’t be nothing.

  • http://www.nba.com Gman

    SMH @Saviour…. whos the moron now idiot.

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    Yes it is.

  • Dungeon Family


    You really just showed how bad the education system is here in America

  • LP

    i think Congo is in Africa, which makes him an African. Wow. …but that death grip was raw

  • http://www.reverbnation.com/tray24 T-Ray

    Damn Saviour should have done your homework first #ether

  • Clutch23

    Lol @ ^ these comments and dunleavy with a chop

  • http://staticseth.blogspot.com Seth

    Saviour needs to go back to Geography 101! Oh, the ignorance…

  • http://www.slamonline.com Slick Ric


  • http://slamonline.com LakeShow


  • tomtom

    @SAVIOUR that is just classic LMFAO!!!!! hahahaha btw as far as the olympics goes, he’s spanish, but that’s another rant for another day.

  • yes8a

    Savior- you cant save yourself

  • http://dillanleuyahoo.com Holy Baller

    This stuff is EPIC. I was crying from laughing when I first saw this.

  • http://www.michaelcho.com M Cho

    The clip was funny enough, with Ibaka turning Lil Dun into a pony…but these comments are priceless.

  • http://www.yahoo.com berkamore

    The funny thing is that another African, Mbaha Moute (Cameroon), comes over to restrain Ibaka. I have seen that grip many times growing up in Africa and it basically means: “I’m giving you one last chance to explain yourself/apologize or else.” LOL.

  • http://www.reverbnation.com/tray24 T-Ray

    LMAO at berkamore’s explanation!

  • http://www.twitter.com/_dfrance DFrance21

    Forget it guys, Saviour won’t be showing his face in this thread again. lmao. But yes the whole sequence was hilarious. That was a strong azz grip, I’m surprised it took Lil Dun so long to try and release himself.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Cheryl

    @Dungeon Family, I question the quality of American education *every *single *time I read comments on this site. Your comment’s got to be the understatement of the decade.

  • logues

    judo chop!

  • http://www.chicagonow.com/blogs/chicago-bulls-talk/2011 Diesel

    Pain does not exist in this dojo!

  • KBthaKilla

    Congolese Death Grip FTW

  • http://bedotwater.bandcamp.com BE.water

    where’d Saviour go? he got treated! lol

  • Well DAYUM

    The look on dunleavy’s face when he first gets grabbed in amazing. lmfao. that’s raw shock. and please saviour, come back and offer us your soul.

  • IamYOU

    LOL@Saviour I’ll remember you, you moron! lol!

  • http://www.slamonline.com/online/nba/2012/04/phil-jackson-everyone-should-relax-when-it-comes-to-andrew-bynum/ BIKE

    Dunleavy was lucky. That’s the famous BaMbuti claw hold that the Congo forest people use to crush monkey’s skulls right before they eat the brains.

  • Dirk Nowitzki’s Mane

    Serge Ibaka will rip off your arm, Mike Dunleavy will chop it off.

  • http://www.yahoo.com berkamore

    @ Bike,

    Thread was funny up to now. There is no such thing as Congo forest people….and I am not even going to address the rest, it just makes no sense. Don’t wanna compare you to our friend Saviour (sorry buddy) because he made an honest mistake instead of plain making things up.

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  • robb

    Dunleavy’s karate chops and Saviour’s knowledge made this one the post of the day. Thanks for the laugh lol!

  • http://www.yahoo.com berkamore

    @ Bike,

    And even if we assumed that your “Congo Forest People” are BaMbuti (the word you used), that would make them pygmies. And you are implying that Ibaka is a “Congo forest person”. Thing is, Ibaka is six feet ten inches. Pygmies are not that tall. (usually under five feet)

  • http://scores.espn.go.com/nba/shotchart?gameId=320404014 Allenp

    Dunleavy almost got his life ended right here. He just don’t know…

  • http://scores.espn.go.com/nba/shotchart?gameId=320404014 Allenp

    Berkamore just walk away. It is not worth your time man.

  • http://www.slamonline.com/online/nba/2012/04/phil-jackson-everyone-should-relax-when-it-comes-to-andrew-bynum/ BIKE

    @berkamore. And so we are to believe that you, growing up in Africa, correctly interpreted the meaning of that grip since you have seen it many times yourself?
    I didn’t say Ibaka is a pygmy
    There are four ‘Congo Forest People’ or ‘African Rainforest People’ tribal descriptions; Mbuti (pygmies), Aka, Baka, and Twa.
    That is all. Lighten up.

  • http://www.facebook.com/joe.l.brewer3 BlackPhantom

    That’s got to be the firmest grip possible…

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    Something tells me Nick Collison is the most dangerous man on that court…

  • Ngoie Kafita

    @berkamore: True that. If my moms caught me in that grip i know i was in a world of pain!

  • Animalxxx23

    Dunleavy is a NINJA!

  • fruizm

    Savior definitely made this video even funnier!

  • Kobe Doin’ Work

    watching that clip over… while it is hilarious, ibaka played it dirty, pushed dunleavy down, rode him and then gets mad when he reacts? that’s stupid

  • http://www.yahoo.com berkamore

    @ Allenp,

    You are right. This was a FUN thread and we should keep this way. @ Ngoie Kafita, YOU know what I’m talking about. LOL. There are some gestures that are just SO African like the grip or the finger wave (popularized by Mutombo). LOL.

  • http://www.yahoo.com berkamore

    finger wag, not finger wave. Sorry

  • Animalxxx13

    Dunleavy is the karate kid!

  • AirPun

    Gripping stuff……..

  • shutup

    Thing is Dunleavy will probably be suspended, He hit Ibaka first, that grip was serious. Not sure if Ibaka’s step over was intentionally disrespectful, but I think this could all be chalked up to cultural differences. At least he didnt grab his throat like that, he woulda caught a case. And everyone insulting the american school system I don’t think SAVIOUR is from America, its an English or British colony thing to add excessive “U” to words such as color/colour savior/saviour. point proven by the fact my spell check doesn’t even approve of saviour. Have a nice day, from a public school graduate NYC, America. B!tches!!!!!!

  • BOF

    @shutup, I find it amusing that American’s think that their version of English is more correct than the people from England. Excessive U’s SMH.

  • http://www.triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    You all disrespect the Dunleavy counter-chop, but Ibaka knew he didn’t want any of that, the moment Mike went for the move Ibaka let go… he woulda’ got his wristed shattered like a glasss window.

    Ibaka for the record PUSHED dunleavy down initially went he went to get up AND THEN stepped over him… no man accidently STRADDLES another man. It’s in the bible.


    DAMNNN how many times Ibaka gna do some punk sh!t like dat ridin dunleavy like dat he aint ur girl

  • dev0

    ^ @AirPun for the win.

  • UnRel

    this video will soon be used as evidence if he ever hits a woman..

  • UnRel

    The 3 comments from 1:02pm to 1:14pm…. CLASSIC!!!!!

  • http://www.yahoo.com The Fury

    now I’m thinking of training karate :)

  • shutup

    BOH never said it was more correct; excessive “U”s was an observation, but you air of superiority is well evident. I find it amusing that people have such a dislike for the American school system although they have never been to an American public school. Do me a favor go shake your head at someone else ok guv?

  • http://www.slamonline.com spit hot fiyah

    this has to be the best thread in a long while


    Dunleavy with that 1960′s movie super-spy karate chop swag.

  • http://slamonline.com Ugh

    I’m with Dunleavy – that was clearly a move by Ibaka to keep Mike from scooping up the rebound or blocking the jumper into the tenth row. It’s the only way to keep the guy down and Ibaka is playing unfairly to counter his athleticism.

  • -Mas-

    Sergio Ibaka will block his way to the Gold medal in London 2012 for Espana.

  • http://slamonline.com LakeShow

    Mike Dunleavy: “The answer lies in the heart of battle.”
    Serge Ibaka: “I still don’t have what it takes. I must train harder.”
    MD: “This time victory is mine.”
    SI: “You must defeat my Dragon Punch to stand a chance”
    MD: “You must defeat my Shoryuken to stand a chance.”
    SI: ” True power is now in my grasp, but why am I not yet sated? ”
    …That was the exchange of words leading up to this moment.