PBA legend Bobby Parks Sr dies

Jerald Uy
Sports community mourns the death of PBA legend Bobby Parks Sr.

PARKS LEGACY. The late Bobby Parks Sr. with son Ray, 2-time UAAP Most Valuable Player. From Ray Parks' Facebook Page.

Legendary basketball player Bobby Parks Sr. passed away Saturday, March 30, morning due to cancer, InterAKTV and www.inquirer.net reported. He was 51.

Parks Sr. debuted  in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) in 1987 and won a record seven Best Import awards. He played for San Miguel Beermen and the Shell Turbo Chargers.

Parks Sr. was diagnosed with laryngeal cancer in 2008 and sought treatment in Manila for his illness. A year after, he was included in PBA’s Hall of Fame for his accomplishments in the league.

In 2010, his cancer was in remission. It was at this time that Parks accepted an offer to be the assistant athletic director of the National University cagers. His son, Ray, also signed up to the team, and was named UAAP Most Valuable Player twice.

 Spin.ph reported that Parks Sr.’s illness developed into lung cancer in February.

Watch this interview with Bobby Parks about his battle with cancer aired over GMA’s “Tunay na Buhay” here:

Parks’ remains will be interred at Heritage Park in Taguig City on Sunday. 

Parks remembered

The sports community paid their respect to Parks Jr. over twitter.







– Rappler.com

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