Last week Oklahoma City Thunder big man, Serge Ibaka, was granted Spanish citizenship. His allegiance, competitively speaking, will no longer lie with his native Congo but to Royal Spain. As soon as the OKC fan favorite Ibaka, "swears loyalty to the Spanish crown and constitution," he will be playing alongside fellow NBA international players Pau Gasol, Rucky Rubio, Marc Gasol, Rudy Fernandez and Jose Calderon in International competition. Look out USA in the next FIBA World Championship. From Sevilla to Madrid, the people of Spain must be shouting, "¡Viva la Serge!"