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Fajardo dedicates latest San Miguel Beer title to family in Cebu

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG petition a ‘clear sign’ of gov’t bid to block ABS-CBN franchise renewal — solon MOST READ Read Next “Personally, I struggled but my teammates, the coaching staff, never gave up on me, even if I had bad games, they were always there to show their support,” said Fajardo. San Miguel started the conference 2-5 and were in danger of missing the playoffs for just the second time with Austria at the helm.Things changed when Chris McCullough replaced 2017 Best Import Charles Rhodes and the Beermen sneaked into the playoffs as the seventh seed on there way to becoming the lowest-ranked team in PBA history to win a championship.“It wasn’t easy because the start of the conference we’re already struggling not just me but the whole team,” said Fajardo, the league’s only five-time MVP.Fajardo was the league’s top scorer and rebounder in the Philippine Cup, a conference the Beermen ruled for the fifth straight year, with 22.1 points and 12.5 rebounds but his numbers dipped in the eliminations of the Commisioner’s Cup.His confidence, however, never fluttered thanks to the constant support of his teammates.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:05SEA Games: Agatha Wong defends wushu title, scores 2nd gold for PH01:02Fajardo predicts there will be no sweep in PBA Finals01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu01:26Homes destroyed after Taal Volcano eruption02:48ABS-CBN franchise has ‘natural deadline,’ no need for quo warranto — Gatchalian03:06Tahimik, Mapanganib | Jong Manlapaz00:49Sweet! Indian bakers make world’s ‘longest’ cake LATEST STORIES Roger Federer: Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic ‘will win more’ BREAKING: DOJ indicts ex-PNP chief Albayalde for graft Lacson on Albayalde, ‘ninja cops’ indictment: The law has a ‘very long memory’ Robredo hits Mocha over false post: Why let gov’t pay a fake news purveyor? Relief for Tokyo 2020 after smooth triathlon mixed relay test ONE: Gina Iniong eager to showcase her best in 1st fight of 2020 Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—June Mar Fajardo has once again reached the pinnacle of the PBA when San Miguel took the Commissioner’s Cup title, beating TNT in six games.The 6-foot-10 center won his eighth championship with the Beermen and even though he’s experienced tremendous success over the years there’s still that lingering feeling that it wasn’t enough.ADVERTISEMENT Fajardo has been known to be close to his family in Cebu, especially to his mother Marites, and he said that the championship would have been more special if his kin was in Manila with him.“I dedicate this championship to my family and it’s just sad that they aren’t here with me tonight,” said Fajardo in Filipino after San Miguel’s Game 6 win, 102-90, Friday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAllen Durham chews out Meralco: Everybody played like sh*tSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“It would’ve been better if they were here because I can hug them, I can hug my mom, dad, my brother, my nieces and nephews, it would’ve been a much different experience.”Fajardo also admitted the latest title run was one of the most difficult they’ve had under the Leo Austria era. Coco Gauff vs. Venus Williams in 1st round of Australian Open WATCH: Robredo repacks relief goods with ‘mocha’ behind her View commentslast_img

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