Pingris laughs at Fajardo and joked “‘Pag nakita (Fajardo) mo, matatawa ka na, parang si Bonel Balingit”

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San Mig Super Coffee Mixers star forward Marc Pingris and San Miguel Beer big men Junemar Fajardo are teammates in the Gilas-Pilipinas.

They are the closest among their teammates because they have similar past time which is playing “DOTA”

During The FIBA-Asia Championships they share some laughs by sharing some comedy thoughts.

The “Pinoy Sakuragi” is no stranger to comedy, with no less than the popular Vic Sotto as his father-in-law.

Pingris recently starred in a commercial with Sotto for San Miguel Beer alongside other Gilas Pilipinas stalwarts June Mar Fajardo, LA Tenorio, and Japeth Aguilar.

The shoot took two days to complete, giving Pingris insight into the comedic chops of his fellow basketball stars.

Among his three colleagues, Pingris says it’s Fajardo who has the most potential to be a comedy star.

“‘Pag nakita mo, matatawa ka na, parang si Bonel Balingit,” said Pingris.

But beyond his acting talent, Pingris wouldn’t be surprised by any success that comes to Fajardo because of the “Kraken”s kind nature.

“Sobrang bait na tao, hindi siya yung mayabang. Wala, down-to-earth talaga,” said Pingris.
Fajardo just won Best Player of the Conference honors in the PLDT Home DSL Philippine Cup.

Pingris was among the first player to congratulate Fajardo for the honor.

But while Pingris is happy for his Gilas buddy, there’s one thing he’s sure he still bests Fajardo.
“Mas magaling pa rin ako sa kanya sa DOTA.”

Expect the two to trade some laughs anew if they are both chosen for the Gilas-Pilipinas campaign in the FIBA World Cup in Spain in August this year.

— with reports from

Ed Umbao

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