FHM Nation, let's all pray for the speedy recovery of Samboy Lim, who was rushed to The Medical City last Friday after falling unconscious after checking out of an exhibition game with fellow PBA Legends.
According to witnesses, the "Skywalker" was stretching on the sidelines after being taken out of the game when he collapsed. He was brought to the hospital unconscious.
Video via ABS-CBN News
James Yap, Jimmy Alapag, Enrico Villanueva, and several other cagers have since sent out messages of concern. "Nalungkot ako, idol ko yun," Yap tells Interaksyon.com. "Nung nalaman ko yun, sobrang kinilabutan ako, kasi mayroon akong friend na nag-ba-basketball tapos bigla rin nag-collapse. Pag-pray natin. Si God na ang bahala sa kanya."
While the 53-year-old former San Miguel Beermen remains in the hospital's intensive care unit, the good news is his cardiac status and vital signs are now stable.
Video via GMA News And Public Affairs
It couldn't have happened to a fitter guy, don't you think? But if any of the following GIFs are any indication, we're positive Samboy will power through this setback. He is, after all, one of the most determined men we've ever seen. Look...
Samboy has crashed to the hardcourt plenty of times before, and he was able to pick himself up every single time. Why should this be any different?
Samboy is used to fighting for his baskets. Now that he's fighting for his life, he needs his unparalleled strength more than ever.
Samboy made a habit of defying gravity throughout his career, thus earning him the moniker "Skywalker." Is it too much to ask that he defy death as well?
Do not underestimate the power of perseverance. Samboy is the type of player who hustles until the final buzzer, and we know that he's ready to do the same in life.