June Mar Fajardo's recipe for success: 'Kain, tulog, practice basketball tas DOTA'
SMB center June Mar Fajardo takes over the PBA's official Twitter account in a 25-minute chat that showed glimpses of the gentle giant's playful side. Photo from PBA's Twitter account

APART from DOTA, PBA MVP June Mar Fajardo also loves emoticons.    

That became pretty clear on Wednesday after the PBA handed the pro league’s official Twitter account to the San Miguel Beer center, who fielded questions from fans for 25 minutes.  

The two-time MVP gamely answered queries about his career, health and the inevitable Defense of the Ancients (DOTA) game to which he is an avid player.

Answering in both Cebuano and in Tagalog, Fajardo provided a refreshing glimpse of his playful and engaging personality. Here are some examples of the 25-minute exchange between the popular cager and his fans:


After a fan asked him about his injury, Fajardo responded:

okay na po.salamat sa prayers nyo.God bles.=)) https://t.co/CSLA1J9PgQ

— PBA (@pbaconnect) March 2, 2016 


When a fan asked Fajardo if he could have a jersey, the man mountain was apologetic:

wala na ako mga jerseys e dinala lahat ni mama sa cebu. wala na ako extra.sorry.:(


— PBA (@pbaconnect) March 2, 2016


When a Ginebra fan asked if it was possible he would play for the PBA's most popular team, the response was classic.


— PBA (@pbaconnect) March 2, 2016  


Asked who he considers the best DOTA player, Fajardo didn't pull any punches.  

c june mar!HAHAHAHAHAA.Joke lang... https://t.co/jD6kINcPN4

— PBA (@pbaconnect) March 2, 2016


Although in a follow-up question, the PBA MVP (who goes by Dodong Digoy in the Steam online gaming community) admitted Marc Pingris was a pretty decent player.

c Ping magaling... https://t.co/jD6kINcPN4

— PBA (@pbaconnect) March 2, 2016


His reply to the question as to how he maintains his strength was pure June Mar:

kain tulog practice basketball tas DOTA.. https://t.co/5QBEEA3SGf

— PBA (@pbaconnect) March 2, 2016

On a more serious note, Fajardo was asked who was the tougher opponent, Asi Taulava or Greg Slaughter?


pareho mahirap.. https://t.co/jjFGpAH72r

— PBA (@pbaconnect) March 2, 2016 


A fan asked if June Mar would be attending Gilas practices? His answer:

oo lagi =)) https://t.co/ljGJEgyoSP

— PBA (@pbaconnect) March 2, 2016


"Abai" was also asked as to whether fellow Cebuano star Dondon Hontiveros should retire.

5yrs more pa para kay Dhonts


— PBA (@pbaconnect) March 2, 2016


After the session ended, Fajardo showed his appreciation and asked fans for their continued support.

"Thank you sa inyong lahat. Time na po ako and di na pwede mag extend. Hahahahaha. Suportahan nyo po lagi ang PBA pati na SMB. God bless us all!!=)) 

pasensya na po at di ko nsagot lahat ng mga tanong nyo. tawag na ko ni coach, hahahaha. next time ulit. thank you God bless!

— PBA (@pbaconnect) March 2, 2016

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