PBA: MVP winner will deserve it says June Mar
Paul Lintag on Jan 02, 2019 07:21 PM
In a year-end release by the league, Pringle maintains a statistical lead over Fajardo for PBA MVP, getting an average of 35.5 points to June Marís 33.1 points.
In a surprise twist, June Mar Fajardo is actually losing in the Most Valuable Player race for the 2017-2018 PBA season.
In a year-end release by the league, Stanley Pringle maintains a statistical lead over Fajardo, getting an average of 35.5 points to June Mar’s 33.1 points.
While statistical points are only part of the criteria and Fajardo is expected to make up in other categories, it’s still quite amazing that June Mar is actually trailing.
In the four straight seasons that the San Miguel star has won the MVP award, Fajardo was barely challenged and his dominance has been undeniable.
For Fajardo, whoever wins this season’s MVP award is truly the PBA’s top dog no question.
“Kung sino manalo dun [MVP], deserve niya,” Fajardo told ABS-CBN Sports after a San Miguel practice Wednesday.
Reigning 4-time PBA Most Valuable Player June Mar Fajardo on Stanley Pringle actually leading him for the MVP race for 2017-2018.— Paul Kennedy Lintag (@paullintag8) January 2, 2019
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After having four straight MVPs, Fajardo is no longer concerned about individual honors.
Even before he won four straight MVPs, he never truly bothered about it, his concern is to improve himself as a player and the awards just came along with it.
“Syempre kung makukuha ko yun, blessing,” he said.
“Pinaghirapan ko naman eh. Gusto ko mag-improve every game, every conference. Hindi ako magiging stagnant. Gusto ko mag-improve lagi, yun ang goal ko. Hindi ko masyado iniisip yung mga individual awards,” Fajardo added.
The 2017-2018 PBA MVP winner will be announced on January 13 before the league opens for a new season.
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