In a heartbreaking announcement, the basketball world mourns the passing of one of its most iconic figures. Samboy Lim, popularly known as ‘The Skywalker’, has passed away at the age of 61.
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Samboy Lim was not merely a basketball player; he was a sports icon whose contributions to Philippine basketball remain unmatched. Even during his first year as a varsity player, Lim was already an essential part of the Letran’s championship team. His unique style and agility on the court earned him the nickname ‘The Skywalker’ in the Philippine basketball community.
During his illustrious career, Lim demonstrated exceptional skill and sportsmanship, inspiring countless young athletes. His passing leaves an irreplaceable void in the world of basketball, but his legacy will continue to inspire generations to come.
Although the exact cause of Lim’s death has not yet been revealed, it is known that he had been battling a chronic illness. News of his passing was announced through a post on Samboy Lim’s Facebook page.
Tributes have poured in from around the world, highlighting Lim’s impact on the sport and the people he inspired. As they grieve this loss, fans, colleagues and admirers remember Lim for his outstanding talent and immense contributions to the sport.
Samboy Lim’s passing marks the end of an era in Philippine basketball. His life and career are a testament to his passion for sports and dedication to excellence. As we mourn his passing, we also honor the life of a true legend who left an indelible mark on the world of basketball.
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