Frankie Lim quick to dismiss talks his blood pressure shot up during Ginebra practice
Coach Frankie Lim while being checked up for his blood pressure during Ginebra's practice Saturday. Karlo Sacamos

BARANGAY Ginebra coach Frankie Lim dispelled talks his blood pressure shot up during the Kings’ practice on Saturday morning at the Xavier School gym in San Juan.

Lim had his blood pressure taken at least twice, the first coming after some saw him take a seat in the middle of practice that appeared to cut short the Kings’ training a  day before they return to action in the PBA Governors’ Cup against streaking sister team San Miguel Beer.

But Lim insisted it was all routine checkup, saying team governor Alfrancis Chua also took the test.

“Nagpa-check lang ako ng BP, ano ka ba naman?” the fiery mentor told “Baka gawin niyo pang issue ‘yan?”

“Meron rin silang (medical staff) pangkuha ng BP. Si Al din nagpakuha, so wala lang yun,” he added.

The 55-year-old coach, though, admitted feeling the heat inside the facility located in the third floor.

“Nainitan lang ako,” Lim said. “Pag uminom ako ng vitamins, mag-aalala rin kayo?”

Asked if there was a certain play that wasn’t executed well which triggered the blood pressure checkup, Lim shook his head, saying they just usually have light practice consisting of play reviews and shooting a day before a game. After all, they’ve had heavy trainings since Tuesday.

“Hindi nasunod (na play)? Hindi, wala,” Lim stressed. “Light lang kami kanina halos eh. We’re just trying to save our legs. We’ve had hard practices.

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