Sa bawat laro ng crowd favorite na Barangay Ginebra, isang tao ang laging makikita sa sideline na umaalalay at nakiki-cheer sa koponan.
Ito ay si Mang Jun na isa sa mga staff ng Ginebra bilang kanilang resident masahista.
Ngunit sa pagbabalik ng PBA, hindi na masisilayan sa bench ang masayahing presensya ni Mang Jun.
Kinumpirma ni Ginebra veteran Mark Caguioa ang pagpanaw ni Mang Jun, na kanyang tinuring na ‘legend’ ng koponan kapantay ni Living Legend Sonny Jaworski.
“For the people that doesn’t know Mang Jun he is a legend and one of the most important key members of the team. You have Coach Sonny and this guy Mang Jun,” saad ni ‘The Spark’.
Binalikan din ni Caguioa ang mga ginawang serbisyo ni Mang Jun sa poder ng Ginebra, na aniya’y madalas magbiro at mahal na mahal ang trabaho sa koponan.
“If you’re injured or you need a massage Mang Jun can do this for hours while telling you jokes. You can tell he loves working for Ginebra,” kwento ni Caguioa, kung saan may tinuro pa umanong teknik sa kanya si Mang Jun para kaagad na mawala ang baradong ilong na hanggang ngayon ay tumatak sa manlalaro.
“Kidding aside we will all miss you and I’m sure the old school fans and old school players will miss you too,” pag-alala ng eight time PBA champion.
Ilan pa sa nagpaabot ng pakikiramay ay sina Aljon Mariano, ex-PBA player Rico Maierhofer at Ginebra assistant coach Richard del Rosario.
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For the people that doesn't know Mang Jun he is a legend and one of the most important key members of the team. You have Coach Sonny and this guy Mang Jun. He is always there when you need him. If you're injured or you need a massage Mang Jun can do this for hours while telling you jokes. You can tell he loves working for Ginebra. If he thinks you're sick he will give you hot water in a bottle with vicks vapor rub inside and tell you to sniff it and it will clear your blocked nose (jokoy) I was like wtf is this Mang Jun 😂😂😂 and it worked. From then on I started doing it because of him. Kidding aside we will all miss you and I'm sure the old school fans and old school players will miss you too. My heart truly goes out to the Vicera family. Rest in peace we love you Mang Jun 🙏🙏🙏