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Serge Ibaka, Kendrick Perkins trade barbs over Ibaka’s age... now?

Oklahoma City Thunder Media Day

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - DECEMBER 13: Kendrick Perkins #5 and Serge Ibaka #9 poses for a portrait during 2011 NBA Media Day on December 13, 2011 at the Oklahoma City Arena in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2011 NBAE (Photo by Layne Murdoch/NBAE via Getty Images)

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In his 14th NBA season at age 33, Serge Ibaka is playing a limited role off the bench for the Milwaukee Bucks (plus putting out one of the better player interview shows).

Or is it his age-33 season? Former Thunder player and Ibaka teammate turned ESPN talking head/hot take guy Kendrick Perkins decided to light that fire on First Take Monday saying Ibaka had lied about his age.

As you might imagine, that pissed off Ibaka, who fired back on Twitter.

At first Perkins walked it back and apologized.


Perkins vs. Ibaka is the new NBA beef... but this is marked-down ground beef priced for sale. It’s no filet mignon. That said, I fear we may get more of it.

Even if this topic is pointless and more than a little dated.