Pic: David de Gea looks positively miniscule beside NBA star Serge Ibaka 7 years ago

Pic: David de Gea looks positively miniscule beside NBA star Serge Ibaka

At 6 foot 4 inches, David de Gea is probably used to towering over most mere mortals but he looked like a small child when he grabbed a photo alongside Serge Ibaka of the Oklahoma City Thunder last night.

Ibaka was one of a number of NBA stars on show when the Oklahoma City Thunder took on the Philadelphia 76ers at the MEN Arena in Manchester last night and De Gea was one of a number of footballers in attendance along with the likes of Rio Ferdinand, Fernandinho, Jack Rodwell and the name on everyone’s lips at the moment, Adnan Januzaj.

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De Gea caught up with Ibaka for a photo after the game and despite being a fair size of a man himself, he was dwarfed by the Congo-born power forward, who stands 6 foot ten inches in height and appears to be nearly as wide as he is tall on this evidence.

 

De Gea is a lot better in the air now than when he first came to United, but few goalkeepers would fancy coming for a cross if this fella was coming full speed in the other direction; we know we wouldn’t.

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