Bright Akhuetie wows fans after making timely comeback
Bright Akhuetie just pulled out a miraculous comeback somehow.
UP faithfuls were left petrified after the Season 81 MVP was stretchered down during the 6:31 mark in the third period, after suffering a knee injury in a collision with Ateneo’s Angelo Kouame.
However, Akhuetie made his return with 7:04 left in the final frame — just in time to aid the Fighting Maroon closing out the game.
Of course, most fans were left in awe of the Akhuetie’s heart, and even drew comparisons to NBA Legends Paul Pierce and Willis Reed who both made a shocking comeback during the Finals, as well.
BRIGHT AKHUETIE IS BACK
— deric • #BattleofKatipunan (@todorodenki) December 1, 2018
Bright Akhuetie doin a Paul Pierce!!!
— francis gaddi? (@nemeCIS06) December 1, 2018
BRIGHT AKHUETIE IS MY NUMBER 1 ANIME HERO
— Meira (@ramielanude) December 1, 2018
TAENA BRIGHT AKHUETIE BEST IN FIGHTING SPIRIT AMPUTA
— wary (@warysanchhh) December 1, 2018
However, UP would succumb to Ateneo in the late stretch of the game, 79-88, on Saturday.