Fajardo feels sorry for self after banging bodies with Smith: ‘He’s not just big he’s good’

first_imgVolcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding That was the exact thing that happened when Fajardo squared up against TNT’s import, the 6-foot-9 and 290-lb Joshua Smith, Saturday in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup.Although San Miguel came up with the 100-94 win over the KaTropa, Fajardo left Mall of Asia Arena feeling as if he lost in the battle of behemoths.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“He’s so big, and he’s not just big he’s good. I feel sorry for myself,” said a giggling Fajardo in Filipino. “But we were able to get the win and my teammates provided help and Renaldo (Balkman) played really well.”Fajardo has rarely been pushed around in the PBA as the San Miguel star can easily retaliate on the other end, but Smith did it constantly every time they matched up in the paint. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netJune Mar Fajardo has undoubtedly established himself as the most physically intimidating player in the PBA for almost five years now.At 6-foot-10 and 250 pounds, the four-time MVP is obviously a giant but there comes a time when a bigger titan comes along and brings a newfound fight.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Taxi driver questioned after injuring 8 near Red Square In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 View comments Smith not only bullied Fajardo physically but the former Georgetown Hoya also had better numbers than the Cebuano.The KaTropa’s big man finished with 26 points, 18 rebounds, five assists, three steals, and two blocks while Fajardo had 19 points, seven rebounds, one steal, and two blocks.Fajardo, though, did not have to do much in the offensive end as Balkman took care of that putting up 43 points with 15 rebounds, four assists, one steal, and six blocks.“My teammates stepped up for us, and we’re thankful we were able to get the win,” said Fajardo as the Beermen improved to a 4-4 record.ADVERTISEMENT Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film LATEST STORIES Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more