Serge Ibaka comes up short on dunk attempt, gets stuffed by rim (GIF)

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Mar 9, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder power forward Serge Ibaka (9) shoots against Los Angeles Lakers center Robert Sacre (50) during the first half at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

I don’t think anybody would ever suggest Serge Ibaka (a former Slam Dunk contestant, mind you) can’t dunk.

Though, everybody has a bad day here and there and for Ibaka? Today was that day.

With the Oklahoma City Thunder taking on the Los Angeles Lakers, Ibaka took a pass as his stood on the wing. There was nobody within ten feet of the big man, so the talented shot blocker took a few steps and decided to slam the rock home.

Only problem? The rim wasn’t having it.

Ibaka was essentially all alone on the dunk. Lakers power forward Pau Gasol made a feasible attempt top get in his way, but Ibaka was already well airborne and Gasol, wanting no part completely ducked out of the way.

At that point, it was Ibaka against the rim – and the rim won.

So judging by what we’ve seen today, the Oklahoma City Thunder talent has no issue dunking from the free throw line but get him a bit closer and things start to go haywire.

H/T @JDonSports

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