Serge Ibaka does home cardio on coronavirus suspension


Toronto Raptors big man Serge Ibaka is staying in shape at his house during the coronavirus suspension.

The 30-year-old Raptors forward is doing sprints thanks to his huge hallway in his house:

The NBA suspended the season last Wednesday after Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert tested positive for the coronavirus.

Jazz shooting guard Donovan Mitchell, Detroit Pistons high-flyer Christian Wood, Brooklyn Nets superstar forward Kevin Durant and three other Nets players have the coronavirus as well.

Before the season got suspended, Ibaka and the Raptors were in second place in the Eastern Conference standings with a record of 46-18. Ibaka is averaging 16.0 points, 8.3 rebounds and 1.5 assists in 27.5 minutes per contest. He’s shooting 51.8 percent from the field, 39.8 percent from beyond the arc and 74.8 percent from the free-throw line.

Hopefully the NBA season can resume in the summer, even if it’s in late July or August. Ibaka and the Raptors were looking forward to proving the world wrong and repeat as NBA champions despite the departures of Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green.

The Raptors have already announced that everyone on the traveling party tested negative for the virus. All the team members are staying inside, just like Ibaka, who is fortunate to have a huge house so he can do these sprints and stay in basketball shape.

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