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    Raul Dillo is a BIG Fajardo fan in every sense of the word

    Mar 25, 2019
    PHOTO: Jerome Ascano

    SELDOM does June Mar Fajardo get to meet a Filipino taller than him.

    Sunday night was one of those rare times.

    The five-time PBA MVP personally got to meet even for a brief moment former Philippine Youth team training pool member Raul Dillo at the Smart Araneta Coliseum following San Miguel's 114-96 blowout of Alaska in the Philippine Cup.

    Fajardo stands 6-foot-10 while Dillo, who also suited up for University of the East in the college leagues and the San Juan Knights in the defunct Metropolitan Basketball Association (MBA), is 7-foot-3.

    Dillo, 44, said he was thrilled with the meet-up, admitting he's a big Fajardo fan.

    "One of my favorite players kasi sa PBA is June Mar Fajardo. Kaya sinikap ko ring makapanood para ma-meet personally si June Mar," he said.

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    Dillo, whose playing career was cut short by a knee injury, didn't mind waiting for the San Miguel star outside the Beermen's dugout after the game.

    With his eye-catching height and occasional stint in movies and television, Dillo inevitably attracted attention while waiting for Fajardo as most of the San Miguel players, from Chris Ross, Marcio Lassiter, Ronald Tubid to Arwind Santos, had their photos taken with the towering native of Masbate.

    But nothing beats the moment when giant meets giant.

    Dillo and Fajardo had their photos taken together and briefly talked to each other in Bisaya.


      What caught the attention of Fajardo was how big the hands of Dillo were while comparing it with his own.

      "Ang laki ng kamay nito," said Fajardo while measuring it with his own pair of hands.

      Despite some physical differences, the two still shares something in common.

      Both wear size 19 shoes.

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