Choi Jun-yong (29) provoked his hometown team, Seoul SK, by wearing a Jeonju KCC jersey. Kim Sun-hyung (25) responded.
KCC signed free agent Choi Joon-yong to a five-year contract with a total of 600 million won in the first year. The next day, Choi attended a press conference to announce his signing and called his hometown team SK “seniors. He provoked SK, which has a high average age of its main players, by calling them “old people.
SK held a joint press conference with Kim Sun-hyung and Oh Se-geun on the 8th. Kim Sun-hyung responded to Choi Joon-yong’s reference to the ‘Seniors’ by saying, “The ‘Seniors’ you mentioned have all the regular season and championship game MVPs. I’m a huge fan of the drama ‘The Glory,’ and I remember the line, ‘How long will you be young, will you be young next year? At the last media day for the championship, it was Moon Dong-eun, but this time, she’s possessed by Park Yeon-jin,” he responded.
Kim then fired back, saying, “It’s disrespectful to call players who have played together on the same team for five years ‘seniors.’ I hope the fans and teammates don’t get hurt.”
Kim Sun-hyung also said, “Personally, I don’t like the word ‘seniors’. I’m included in ‘Yubuz,’ but not ‘seniors,'” adding, “There’s no harm in the words ‘seniors’ and ‘mannequins’. I accept ‘mannequin’ and it’s funny. That’s the beauty of sports. I’m willing to accept other things besides ‘old people’,” he added.
“Regardless of your age, if you have a good attitude and preparation, and if you work hard and perform well, I think your worries will fade away. I will do my best to overcome the pressure.”
With Choi Joon-yong joining Heo Woong, Lee Seung-hyun, and Ragan-ah, KCC has emerged as a strong contender for the next season. They’ll be joined by Song Kyo-chang at the start of the second round. KCC and SK have a new rivalry on the court. 안전놀이터
“Jun-yong (Choi) went to KCC, but Se-geun (Oh) is here, so we have a new lineup, and we have to play against KCC. KT is also stronger, and I think LG will do well. I think a lot of teams will compete for the top spot, not just us.”
SK’s distinct strength is its fast-paced, running basketball. “The kind of basketball I’ve always played suited the national team and the club well,” said Oh. Even though I changed teams, I think I can play both the basketball I can play and the basketball the coach thinks I can play. There is no pressure to play running basketball. I think I can find a new side of myself and the team will be better for it,” he said.