WATCH: ‘The Kraken’ at the wheel

A couple of weeks back, we had a great opportunity to take in the sight of a practice session by the champion Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) team San Miguel Beermen. 

It was hot and humid in the gym that day, but the team soldiered on through a three-hour grind. The coaching staff, led by PBA great Leo Austria, were on top of the scrimmage and playmaking – barking out orders and words of motivation.

Standing tall even in this sea of skyscrapers was June Mar Fajardo – all of 6”10’ and about 250 pounds. We watched the seven-time PBA champion and five-time regular-season all-star keenly as he went about the drills. He spun, he guarded, he made layups, and even heaved a three-pointer (it went in) with a defender in his face.

Wheels.phhad a long-awaited appointment with “The Kraken,” and we were excited to show him his “blind date” for the day – an all-new BMW X5. Not only did we show him the vehicle, we made him drive it.

Here’s our exclusive, short video, and we promise to show you the full interview soon! Enjoy!

P.S. Thank you to San Miguel Brewery’s Ian Garcia and BMW Philippines. Videography is by The STAR’s Walter Bollozos (yup, he’s the guy in the backseat).

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