Zandro "Jun" Limpot. . . my long time basketball idol is married to an Escudero! She is truly a "lucky" lady for being Zandro's better half.
Limpot is a Cebuano-speaking athlete who hails from Surigao. Originally a tennis player, he decided to play basketball after the urging of his uncle, the late Governor Jose Sering.
He started his basketball career as key player of the De La Salle University Green Archers, later on played for four years with the Philippine Basketball League (PBL) where he won an MVP award, and eventually became part of the PBA.
He was in the Sta. Lucia Realtors wearing jersey number 72 when I began following his career. Towering at 6 feet 5 inches tall, he and Dennis Espino was known as the Twin Towers of Sta. Lucia but Limpot is also known as "The Main Man". He never experienced playing and winning a PBA championship match. It was only when he moved to Ginebra wearing jersey number 9 he had a taste of being a PBA champion. Limpot, being a very talented player, also became part of the Philippine Basketball Team who competed in the Asian Games.
Through my high school years I keep on collecting Scoreboard magazines to see updates about my idol. I even used some of his magazine pictures as cover of my notebooks. Sounds a bit of an obsession, isn't it?
JUN LIMPOT and some PBA LEGENDS visit KIDAPAWAN CITY
I availed the Php 250.00 ticket so that I can have a courtside view of my idol Zandro "Jun" Limpot who still looks like a college student.
That experience renewed my admirations towards Jun Limpot. He may not be as good as he was during his younger years but still he displayed his excellent skills as a player.
I wish and pray that I could still see Jun Limpot in person play in a real PBA match.