Changwon LG beat Ulsan Hyundai Mobis 97-88 in the final match of the 2022-2023 SKT A-Dot professional basketball regular league and won the second-place ticket that can go directly to the semifinal playoffs on its own.
It succeeded in going directly to the semifinals and secured a break of about 15 days, but there are concerns. Asem Marey, who suffered a calf injury at the end of the first half of the final match, is not in good shape.
LG coach Cho Sang-hyun met with reporters at the Playoff Media Day held at Seoul Olympic Parktel on the 31st and said, “I had an MRI in Changwon, but it came out badly. I’m checking it again in Seoul.” You have to see,” he said.
LG overcame the variable of Asem Marey’s calf injury that occurred during the final match. Dante Cunningham, whose chances to play were limited due to being overshadowed by Marey, sprang up and scored the most points for an individual this season with 30 points, while Lee Kwan-hee dominated the court with 26 points and 8 rebounds.
Even if Marey returns to the semi-final playoff stage, if he is not in 100% physical condition, Cunningham’s weight will inevitably increase.
I asked Lee Kwan-hee about harmony with Cunningham. In the final match, he boasted a dazzling breath. Lee Kwan-hee started his answer by saying, “I don’t know the coach, but I have an advantage in quick attacks.”
Then, director Cho Sang-hyun, who was next to him, looked at Lee Kwan-hee with a curious reaction. Lee Kwan-hee emphasized again, saying, “Only the director doesn’t know.”
Director Cho Sang-hyun cut off Lee Kwan-hee’s words. “Lee Kwan-hee is a player who is good at defense now. But he picks and plays defense. He does it when he wants to and doesn’t do it when he doesn’t want to. I hope he will do it consistently,” he turned the topic.
Lee Kwan-hee also did not lose. He looked at director Jo Sang-hyun with a calm voice and laughed, saying, “I am strong against the strong and weak against the weak.”
He turned the subject back to Cunningham with difficulty.
Lee Kwan-hee said, “I am strong in fast-breaking, but having another player who runs well is very powerful. Dante is a year older than me. “he said.
LG was evaluated as an underdog before the opening. However, when I opened the lid, it became the main character of a blast. After 4 years, they advanced to the postseason and succeeded in going straight to the playoffs for the first time in 9 years.
Coach Cho Sang-hyun was consistent in his response that he would not dwell on the rankings when the team was running at the top in the early and mid-season. When did you get the signal that LG has changed? now i can say
Coach Cho Sang-hyun said, “After the first round, I thought that I could go to the playoffs while watching the players’ defensive energy and not falling into a losing streak.”
When did Lee Kwan-hee realize that LG had become stronger?
Lee Kwan-hee said, “First of all, we were strong in the one-point match this season. I thought winning a one-point match was the first way to become a strong team, so I felt it at that time. Second, when I and the coach met, our team’s I was very worried about the thin part of the player base. In the middle of the season, when there were many articles saying that LG’s player base was good, I thought, “Oh, now they have been recognized as a strong team.”
Throughout the interview, director Jo Sang-hyun and Lee Kwan-hee boasted a good chemistry that was as good as their appearance on the basketball court.
Coach Cho Sang-hyun exquisitely mixed nagging at Lee Kwan-hee while talking about basketball seriously. Lee Gwan-hee listened with a calm expression. Conversely, Lee Kwan-hee seemed to have something to say to the command tower.
When asked a question related to this, Lee Kwan-hee could not stand it any longer. Lee Kwan-hee cheerfully replied, “I think the director hasn’t woken up yet,” and director Jo Sang-hyun, who burst into ‘bread’, laughed while lying face down on the table.
Next, Lee Kwan-hee said, “During the regular season, I was scolded by the coach. Now, the playoffs are coming, and the playoffs should focus on the players.” .
Lee Kwan-hee continued to speak.
He said,바카라사이트 “The coach must have felt sorry for me during the regular season, but if he would give me a shoulder massage or buy me a meal once and ask that I feel sorry for the regular season or something during the playoffs, I would be willing to work hard.
Director Cho Sang-hyun also laughed out loud. When the reporters asked him to choose between a shoulder massage and a meal, Lee Kwan-hee answered “shoulder” without hesitation.
Can we see coach Jo Sang-hyun rubbing Lee Kwan-hee’s shoulder in this spring’s basketball game?