Samboy Lim, also known as ‘The Skywalker,’ is a name that resonates with basketball fans in the Philippines and beyond.
His high-flying acrobatics and incredible skills on the court made him a beloved figure in the world of sports. However, his life took an unexpected turn when he faced a severe health crisis.
In this article, we delve into the illness that has challenged this basketball legend and provide updates on his condition. Join us as we explore Samboy Lim’s journey through adversity and his enduring spirit.
Samboy Lim Illness Update
Samboy Lim, the legendary basketball player known as “The Skywalker,” is currently in stable condition, according to the latest update on their official Facebook page. His family and medical team are taking excellent care of him.
The 60-year-old basketball icon, who collapsed during an exhibition game in 2014, has been dealing with health issues since then.
Although he woke up from a coma after a week, he has remained bedridden. Samboy Lim, famous for his incredible jumping abilities in his prime, is a respected figure among San Miguel’s legendary players and was recognized as one of the PBA’s 40 Greatest Players.
PBA legend Samboy Lim has been paralyzed since his collapse during a basketball game in 2014. His daughter Jamie made sure he got to witness her graduation as she finished summa cum laude at the University of the Philippines https://t.co/grne7ca8TZ pic.twitter.com/H4E13oDp3J
— CNN Philippines (@cnnphilippines) July 5, 2019
For more updates on celebrity health issues, you can also visit the following article:
Samboy Lim’s Road to Recovery
Samboy Lim, the famous basketball player, has been dealing with health issues since 2014. But the good news is that his condition is now stable, as shared on his official Facebook page.
He’s getting great care from a medical team led by Dr. Luigi Segundo, with support from his daughter Jamie Lim and ex-spouse Atty. Lelen Berberabe. Even though he’s 60 years old, Samboy will keep getting therapy to help him recover.
From Coma to Recovery Battle
Samboy Lim’s health problems began in November 2014 when he collapsed during a basketball game. He was in a coma for some time and then had a heart attack.
This happened right after he finished playing a PBA Legends game on November 28, 2014. He was rushed to the hospital, but he remained unconscious.
Even though he woke up from the coma later, he hasn’t been able to get out of bed since then. Samboy Lim is a Hall of Famer in the PBA and is known for his great contributions to the sport.
Chip Engelland visits Samboy Lim, Lelen & Johann … Chip said Samboy wouldve made it to NBA & in todays era, a slightly taller Samboy would be an NBA shoo-in! Philippines will always be 2nd home to Chip who’s a Pinoy at heart! See you again Chip! pic.twitter.com/cIJug8Cvd5
— Quinito Henson (@TheDeanQuinito) September 10, 2023
Who is Samboy Lim’s Daughter?
Samboy Lim has a daughter named Jamie Lim. In 2019, Jamie won a gold medal in karate at the Southeast Asian Games held at the World Trade Centre.
She competed in the women’s 61-kg kumite final and defeated Indonesia’s Zeyco Sefanya with a score of 2-1 to secure the gold medal.
Jamie is not only skilled in karate but is also an excellent student. She graduated with top honors (summa cum laude) and earned a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics degree from the University of the Philippines, Diliman. Additionally, Jamie has earned three bronze medals in Karatedo.
WATCH: Pinoy basketball legend Samboy Lim’s daughter Jamie 🇵🇭shares how she managed to become a summa cum laude and a karate gold medalist at the same time.
— CNN Philippines Sports Desk (@sportsdeskph) December 9, 2019
Samboy Lim’s Unforgettable PBA Career
Samboy Lim, also known as “The Skywalker,” is a retired Filipino basketball player. He played in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) and was on the national team during the 1980s and 1990s. He was famous for his daring plays, like fancy shots, hanging in the air, and slam dunks.
Even though he made it to the All-Star team five times and was on the PBA Mythical Team twice, he couldn’t win the Most Valuable Player Award because injuries kept him from playing full seasons.
Stay connected and follow us on Twitter for the latest updates on your favorite celebrities, health news, and much more.