From the six-year cycle theory leading to Kang Dong-hee, Lee Sang-min, Kim Seung-hyun, and Kim Tae-sul, to Joo Hee-jeong, Shin Ki-seong, and Yang Dong-geun. In Korean basketball, many point guards have continued their genealogy. Now, ‘Flash Sun’ Kim Seon-hyung (35, 187cm) is following them. Maybe it will be remembered as a legend that receives higher evaluation in the future. I looked back on the basketball life of Kim Sun-hyeong, who overcame a terrible injury and subsequent slump and became MVP again, with the name ‘KIM SUN HYUNG’.
※This article was published in the May issue of Jump Ball, a professional basketball magazine.
Return of K ING IS BACK_MVP
It took 10 full years to win the 2nd regular league MVP trophy. Kim Seon-hyung, who was selected as MVP in the second year of his debut and announced the birth of a rising star, is still in his prime, showing off his competitiveness against guards in his 20s even in his mid-30s. He was also named as the 5th domestic player of all time to have won two regular league MVPs and one final MVP award after Lee Sang-min, Seo Jang-hoon, Kim Joo-seong, and Yang Dong-geun. It is no exaggeration to say that he stands shoulder to shoulder with legends.
“I was very nervous. The moment I was called MVP, the first thing I thought was ‘Ah, I’m finally getting it again’. The situation is different from when I received my first MVP. At that time, the team played an overwhelming regular league, so people around me kept saying, ‘You’ll get it’, but not this time. My mindset was also different. In the past, I just wanted to work hard and have fun, but as I got older, I felt a sense of responsibility and more things I needed to pay attention to. The responsibility for being the MVP of the finals last season was greater than the responsibility for the title of ‘salary king’. As much as that, the expectations of those around me would have risen. On the one hand, there was a sense of pressure, but even looking back on it, I am happy that I made the most memorable season. It is an honor to continue the record that only legends have achieved, but we must not rest on our laurels. They are great seniors, but I want to create my own story. I will continue to run.”
I NJURY_5 hours that felt like 5
days October 17, 2017. On the day when Seoul SK played just the second game after the opening of the 2017-2018 season, Kim Seon-hyeong suffered a terrible injury. Diagnosed with a torn lateral ligament in his right ankle and a partial fracture of the peach bone, Kim Sun-hyung was immediately put on the operating table and underwent a long rehabilitation. He returned at the end of the season and tasted his first championship win in his debut, but his performance was incomparable to before the injury. Although suffering from aftereffects for a while, Kim Seon-hyeong regained his prime after many years of perseverance. He was in his mid-thirties and he wrote a drama that made a new career high.
“If I had a lot of injuries, I would have accepted it calmly, but it was the first time I had such a big injury. The 5 hours going up from Ulsan to Seoul felt like 5 days. When I received surgery for the first time, I was worried, ‘Will I be able to run again?’ It gave me an opportunity to realize how precious it is to run healthy. The surgery itself went well, but there was a problem with my skin. There was a risk of skin necrosis due to poor blood circulation in the area where the bone broke through the skin and where the scalpel was torn. Then they said it would take more than a year to return. I couldn’t rehabilitate the angle of my ankle for a while because my skin shouldn’t be irritated. I came back at the end of the season, but there was an aftermath for about two years after that. My ankle angle didn’t come out. There are no aftereffects at all now. I don’t feel the aftermath of my injury and I don’t even get sick on rainy days.”
M OMENTUM_ The 2022-2023 season of Knights SK, which became stronger amidst the crisis,
was also dramatic. SK, who entered the season amidst variables such as weakening power and injuries, only recorded 2 wins and 6 losses in the first round, but from the second round, they joined the ranks fight in earnest. At the end of the season, Choi Jun-yong was injured again, but SK took advantage of the crisis. In the middle of the 5th round, they played 6 games in 9 days, and even managed a forced march to Japan by participating in the EASL (East Asia Super League), but SK became rather stronger. In the last 18 games, including a 6-round winning streak, the team recorded 16 wins and 2 losses, making it to the playoffs for the 3rd consecutive season in the team’s history, escaping from the stigma of ‘roller coaster’. 카지노사이트
“At the beginning of the season, the team faltered. (Ahn) Young-Jun enlisted, and (Choi) Seong-Won was before being discharged. (Choi) Jun-yong was also out due to an injury. It took time for the rest of the players to adjust, so I think there was trial and error. We won the match in the 6th round, but the atmosphere in the team was getting better even before we went to Japan. With the addition of EASL runner-up, the confidence of the players increased. I felt that ‘We are competitive’ and ‘Even if someone falls into a difficult situation, we can do it if we have the will.’ Of course, it would be a lie if I said there was no physical strain. It was difficult every game because of the forced marches, but I think I learned when to use my strength on the court and when to save it. I heard you set a new record for the most home wins in the playoffs. We are stronger at home and we have a lot of pride. I felt that the fans cheered more happily during the playoffs, so I gained a lot of strength.”