Fajardo out to overtake Fernandez, Patrimonio MVP feats

first_imgWith his four MVPs, six BPCs and two Finals MVPs, Fajardo is certainly in the conversation as the best center of all-time in the PBA.But how about the best player ever, especially if the trend holds and he wins that fifth straight MVP?There are certainly a lot of things on the line this season for the soft-spoken giant, though he will never admit it.“I don’t care if I win the MVP again. I’m not even thinking about it,” he said.“I’ve been saying this all along: I want more championships, because everyone in the team is happy when we win championships,” Fajardo concluded. “And I love it when everyone is happy.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Those four MVPs had a pattern: Fajardo winning the Philippine Cup BPC and the Beermen claiming the conference.“I played basketball just to earn a college scholarship,” Fajardo said.All of San Miguel’s last six championships have a heavy Fajardo imprint, especially this latest all-Filipino triumph.He scored 42 points and grabbed 20 rebounds in what could possibly go down as the finest individual performance by a local in a title-clinching game.“He really didn’t want to lose. You all saw it the way he played,” coach Leo Austria said of Fajardo, who scored 14 points in the fourth quarter and eight in the second overtime as the Beermen completed a rally from 23 points down.ADVERTISEMENT Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.NETIn an age where few thought that four Most Valuable Player awards would be improbable to be won by one man in the PBA, June Mar Fajardo needed just five seasons to equal what two all-time greats before him did in their careers.And this season is treading the same path that the last four had taken, with the San Miguel Beer center looking well on the way to extending a record that may never be broken in his lifetime.ADVERTISEMENT Despite decorated career, June Mar Fajardo is not yet done: ‘I don’t want to be stagnant’ PLAY LIST 01:42Despite decorated career, June Mar Fajardo is not yet done: ‘I don’t want to be stagnant’05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil PBA should’ve done this before Those four MVPs were won in a streak—Alvin Patrimonio and Ramon Fernandez won theirs in 35 seasons combined—and winning a fifth and extending this string could definitely make it unreachable for anyone else who will enter the league.Fajardo, after all, is a once-in-a-lifetime find.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“I never imagined that I will get this far,” the 6-foot-10 Cebu native said in Filipino after winning a record sixth Best Player of the Conference (BPC) accolade in the just-concluded Philippine Cup won by San Miguel Beer for an unprecedented fourth straight year.“I didn’t even like playing basketball growing up.” Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img