Serge Ibaka Wins Halloween As Akeem From “Coming To America”

Halloween is on Thursday, which means the NBA regular season is about to start (!), and we get a smattering of cool costumes. Maybe they aren’t as eco-friendly as DeAndre Jordan‘s summer costume party, but Serge Ibaka of the Thunder dipped into the bag of classic Eddie Murphy 80’s movies, and went as the character Prince Akeem from Coming to America.

ESPN’s sports business reporter Darren Rovell first tweeted out Ibaka’s costume:


Then Ibaka’s girlfriend, Keri Hilson, posted shots to IG where she’s dressed as Akeem’s love interest in Coming to America, daughter of the fast food scion that employs Akeem, Shari Headley‘s Lisa McDowell.



In case you’re unfamiliar with the amazing Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall laugh-fest about an African prince who decides to rough it in New York City after a pampered upbringing, here’s the trailer:

May all your Halloween’s be this nostalgic. Personally, we’re just going to watch a lot of basketball.

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