PBA: Is June Mar the GOAT?

Paul Lintag on Jan 13, 2019 10:40 PM
PBA: Is June Mar the GOAT?
Has Fajardo established himself as the PBA’s one true GOAT with a record five MVPs and counting?

June Mar Fajardo has played six seasons in the PBA.

He’s won five straight Most Valuable Player awards.

June Mar stands alone as the player with the most MVP awards in history, breaking a three-way tie with legends Mon Fernandez and Alvin Patrimonio.

Which begs the question, has Fajardo established himself as the PBA’s one true GOAT with a record five MVPs and counting?

A lot of people may say yes but June Mar gives his own take on the matter.

“Syempre honored ako na mapa-sali sa conversation na yun, pero di ko ike-claim yun,” Fajardo said on his status as the possible GOAT of the PBA.

“Para sakin, yung MVP hindi basehan kung ikaw na ba yung pinakamagaling sa lahat. Para sakin, kung ano na-contribute mo sa league,” he added.

Fajardo paid his respects to those that came before him and paved the way.

He says he’s still not quite there yet and he’s just striving to keep on improving as he enters his 7th PBA season.

“May mga nauna pa sakin, may mga legends na nauna pa sakin, sila yung maituturing na GOAT. Sila yung greatest, kasi mas nauna sila sakin, mas marami sila na-achieve sakin in terms of championships di ba?” Fajardo said.

“Hindi ko rin naman sila nakalaban, baka pag nakalaban ko sila hindi ako maka-porma. Para sakin, hindi pa, malayo pa ako,” he added.

 

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