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Wala Akong Dapat Ipagmayabang’ – says Junemar Fajardo on his first-ever SEAG gold


Once again, Junemar Fajardo added another award on his list of accolades — which is his first-ever SEA Games gold.

Fajardo, along with Gilas Pilipinas, captured the gold medal in the 30th Southeast Asian Games by lastly beating Thailand in the Finals round on Tuesday.

“Masaya ako na naging part ako sa grupong ito. Masaya ako na nakakuha ako ng gold finally,” said “The Krakken”.

Despite winning a gold medal, along with multiple championships and five straight MVPs, the soft-spoken center does not want to brag his accomplishments on his illustrious basketball career.

“Wala akong dapat ipagmayabang eh alam ko kung saan ako galing. Kung ano ‘yjng naachieve ko, chinecherish ko naman eh proud naman ako doon,” he explained.

“Pero kinekeep ko lang ‘iyun sa puso ko never umakyat sa utak ko iyong mga achievements ko kasi kapag nilagay mo sa utak mo, magiging mayabang ka.”

Which is why The San Miguel star has gained a lot of followers due to his excellence in the game while also maintaining a meek attitude off the court.

For him, he does not want his plums define him as a person.

“Pwede mo naman i-brag kasi pinaghirapan mo naman ‘iyon, pero ‘di ako ‘iyon,” Fajardo ended.