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Bad news: So it looks like Marc Pingris will be out of the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) for a significant amount of time after injuring his ACL earlier this week. What a bummer.

And we're not just saying that because he's one of the most talented rebounding machines in the league either. The veteran PBA power forward is actually also a fellow car and motorcycle lover, and looks like a genuinely nice dude as well.

As you can see in Marc's Instagram posts below, the dude has a handful of big toys he enjoys playing with during his time off the hardwood. Above is a recent photo of Marc with his customized Ducati Scrambler, and below are older ones of his aftermarket-clad Isuzu D-Max (which Spin.ph has already featured before), Dodge Challenger, mountain bike, and all-terrain vehicle.

More important, he's about as down to earth as professional basketball players get, and is a pretty devoted family man. Below is the PBA player with his wife at the Ducati Riding Experience. He also gives his fans a glimpse into his life before the PBA.

"Alam niyo ba na nagtinda din ako ng ice buko noon?" his post—which shows him riding a worn-down bicycle—read. "Sobrang proud ako sa mga kabataan na nagta-trabaho ng marangal kaya wag niyo kahiya san kayo nagsisimula."

Here's to a speedy recovery. Not just because your team could use you, but also so you can get back to enjoying your rides. Get well soon, big guy.

 

Drei Laurel
Staff Writer
Drei's passion for driving began not behind the wheel of a car, but in front of a keyboard and computer screen, playing 'Need For Speed' for hours on end with his twin brother.
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