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 first-year fee of 600 million won on the 21st of last month. The next day, Choi attended his signing press conference and called his parent team, SK, “old men”. He provoked SK, which has a high average age of its main players, by calling them “old people”.토토사이트
On the 8th, SK held a joint press conference with Kim Sun-hyung and Oh Se-geun. Kim Sun-hyung responded to Choi Jun-yong’s reference to the ‘Seniors’ by saying, “The ‘Seniors’ you mentioned have all the regular season and championship game MVPs. I’m a big 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 game, 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 been teammates for five years ‘seniors’. I hope the fans and my 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 the sport. I’m willing to accept other things besides ‘old people’,” he added.
“Regardless of your age, if you have a good attitude, good preparation, and 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 have emerged as strong favourites to win the title next season. They will be joined by Song Kyo-chang at the start of the second round. KCC and SK have a new rivalry on the court.
“Choi Jun-yong went to KCC, but (Oh) Se-geun-i is here, so we have a new line-up 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 lead, 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. 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.