PBA great Guidaben suffers stroke

By Nelson Beltran, The Philippine Star

Posted at Oct 17 2012 01:03 PM | Updated as of Oct 17 2012 09:03 PM

MANILA, Philippines - PBA great Abet Guidaben, who had survived a serious ailment called Myasthenia Gravis, is reportedly in dire situation once again, suffering a stroke in the United States.

Online reports said the two-time MVP awardee, who has just turned 60 last Sept. 14, is in intensive care unit (ICU).

Before falling ill, Guidaben was actively participating in benefit basketball events staged by the PBA Legends USA Foundation.

Guidaben was among the PBA’s 25 Greatest Players honored during the league’s silver anniversary in 2000.

A few years later, he made the second batch of players enshrined into the PBA Hall of Fame.

The league MVP in 1983 and 1987, the Mambajao, Camiguin native is the PBA’s all-time leader in most games played with 1,081. He was among the Crispa Redmanizers’ stars who later took his act to Manila Beer, Tanduay, San Miguel Beer, Purefoods, Alaska, Seven-Up and Shell in a glorious PBA career spanning 21 long seasons.

He is second behind arch rival Mon Fernandez in the all-time scoring ladder with 15,775 and all-time rebound list with 8,570.