Standhardinger, June Mar Fajardo top picks in PBA All-Star Draft

San Miguel’s June Mar Fajardo and Ginebra’s Christian Standhardinger fight for the ball during the PBA Commissioner’s Cup semifinals. MARLO CUETO/INQUIRER.net MANILA, Philippines–Japeth Aguilar selected Christian Standhardinger with the first overall pick before Mark Barroca went with June Mar Fajardo in the PBA All-Star Draft held Monday night at TV5 Media Center in Mandaluyong City.…

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Legend at other end of GOAT debate says Fajardo isn’t done yet

Chris Ross snuck into the frame of a TV interview of June Mar Fajardo and with just a few words, reignited the debate on whether the seven-time Most Valuable Player (MVP) has reached peerless level in Philippine basketball. “He’s the GOAT (Greatest of All Time),” Ross said as he interrupted the Fajardo interview amid confetti…

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June Mar Fajardo to play through sore calf in Game 6

San Miguel Beer center June Mar Fajardo during Game 5 of the PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals against Magnolia. –MARLO CUETO/INQUIRER.net MANILA, Philippines—San Miguel Beer star June Mar Fajardo has no plans to miss Game 6 of the PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals on Wednesday despite nursing a sore left calf. Fajardo sustained the injury in the…

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June Mar Fajardo plays true to form in San Miguel rout

San Miguel Beer center June Mar Fajardo imposes his will in the pain against Magnolia in Game 2 of the PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals.–MARLO CUETO/INQUIRER.net MANILA, Philippines—If Game 2 of the PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals proved anything, it’s that there’s a reason why June Mar Fajardo is a seven-time MVP, according to coach Jorge Gallent.…

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June Mar Fajardo says he still feels nervous in PBA Finals

June Mar Fajardo and the San Miguel Beermen in the PBA Finals Game 1. –MARLO CUETO/INQUIRER.net MANILA, Philippines—Despite the championship experience and accolades, June Mar Fajardo admitted he still feels nervous stepping on the PBA’s grandest stage. Even as a nine-time PBA champion reaching the Finals 12 times, Fajardo admitted that being in the Finals—the…

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June Mar Fajardo returns, forms a lethal tandem with Boatwright

San Miguel Beermen’s June Mar Fajardo and Bennie Boatwright. –MRLO CUETO/INQUIRER.net   June Mar Fajardo described import Bennie Boatwright as someone who can make his job easier as his return Friday gave a glimpse of how their combination could spell the difference in San Miguel Beer’s bid to win the PBA Commissioner’s Cup crown. “I…

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PVL: PLDT taps Kianna Dy, Majoy Baron, Kim Fajardo

F2 Logistics Crossovers’ Kianna Dy, Majoy Baron, and Kim Fajardo to PLDT High Speed Hitters. –MARLO CUETO/INQUIRER.net MANILA, Philippines — PLDT made a recruitment spree for the 2024 Premier Volleyball League (PVL) season after landing former F2 Logistics stars Kianna Dy, Majoy Baron, and Kim Fajardo. Multiple sources confirmed to the Inquirer that the Cargo…

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PBA: June Mar Fajardo out 4-6 weeks with fractured hand

June Mar Fajardo in action in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup. -PBA IMAGES San Miguel Beer star June Mar Fajardo will be sidelined for four to six weeks after fracturing his left hand in Wednesday’s victory over Rain or Shine in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup. Team manager Gee Abanilla confirmed that Fajardo was diagnosed with a…

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PBA: June Mar Fajardo shrugs off major hand injury concerns

June Mar Fajardo in action in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup. -PBA IMAGES MANILA, Philippines–June Mar Fajardo believes he’ll have enough to recover from a hand injury he suffered during San Miguel Beer’s escape act over Rain or Shine in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup on Wednesday. Fajardo had to be treated after hurting his left hand…

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June Mar Fajardo wins seventh PBA MVP

June Mar Fajardo wins his seventh PBA MVP. Art by MARLO CUETO/INQUIRER.net MANILA, Philippines–San Miguel Beer cornerstone June Mar Fajardo has won the Philippine Basketball Association’s Most Valuable Player once again, completing a return to form many thought would no longer happen. Fajardo beat out Scottie Thompson, the Barangay Ginebra’s indefatigable playmaker who won the…

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