Professional basketball SK is having a difficult 5th round. It is a forced march, having played 6 games in the last 9 days. The possibility of physical exhaustion and injury increased, and concerns became reality. On the 11th, Korea Gas Corporation won the match, but Choi Jun-yong complained of a bruise on his left foot and knee pain. Choi Jun-yong, who felt slightly uncomfortable with his step, watched the game against LG on the 12th from the bench. SK, which lacked key members, lost 84-94 to LG, which was fighting for second place.
The loss is not only because of Choi Jun-yong’s absence. However, he cannot erase his regret about the tough schedule. Choi Jun-yong had already opened his mouth first. After winning the game against Korea Gas Corporation on the 11th, he poured out remarks such as “The schedule is too tight” and “I don’t seem to think about player protection at all when making the schedule.”
SK coach Jeon Hee-chul’s thoughts were not very different. Before the match against LG, he said with a light smile, “Jun-yong said something useless”, but stuck out his tongue, saying, “This is the first time I’ve played 6 games in 9 days since I was a player.” 먹튀검증
There is a reason the schedule is organized this way. This is because last season’s champion SK, along with runner-up KGC, will participate in the East Asian Super League (EASL) Champions Week, which will be held in Utsunomiya and Okinawa, Japan from March 1 to 5. Due to this gap, schedules rushed back and forth. The KGC situation is not much different.
The two teams will travel to Japan to play at least two group matches, followed by a third-place match or championship match depending on the standings. In the latter half of the regular season, when competition for rankings is in full swing, it is like going on a tough overseas expedition. Even with the spread of the new coronavirus infection (Corona 19), the official competition is postponed and scaled down, but the burden cannot be erased.
Coach Jeon said, “Even if KBL extends the regular league schedule by two weeks, I can afford it. Next year, EASL will be held in a home-and-away format (as it was originally), and if China participates, the number of matches will increase. I don’t know who it will be, but there will be two more teams going out, so I’ll have to make a long schedule for these teams,” he said. Photo = Courtesy of
KBL/ SK coach Jeon Hee-chul (right) and Choi Jun-yong are expressing regret over the decision during the game. .