“I don’t hold the hand of a player who is not shooting well in the first round. I tend to hold the hand of the shooter.”
Changwon LG won 97-76 against Ulsan Hyundai Mobis in the first round of the 2023-2024 Korean Basketball League 안전카지노사이트 at Changwon Gymnasium on Nov. 23. The win was LG’s third straight and keeps them in sole possession of third place (8-4).
Asem Marei (21 points, 12 rebounds) and Lee Kwan-hee (17 points, 1 rebound) were the centerpieces of the victory. Lee scored 17 points, including five 3-pointers, in 19:27 of action. She was accurate, hitting 5 of 6 three-pointers.
Speaking after the game, Lee said, “There was nothing special about today’s game. I took my prepared shooting moves for the Hyundai Mobis defense, and I think those parts worked well. In practice, I had a good feeling from the beginning of the season. I didn’t go in because I had a particularly good shooting feeling, but I always prepared for it, so it went in well,” she said after the victory.
Lee Kwan-hee scored the team’s first points with a three-pointer. LG coach Cho Sang-hyun said that the team’s performance improved when the shots started to fall.
“The first three-pointer came because (Kang) Byung-hyun, who struggles with power analysis, saw the Hyundai Mobis defense on video from his brother or the coach,” Lee said.
LG also prepared for the game by watching Hyundai Mobis’ games from last season.
“At 45 degrees, when Maray attacks the post, Hyundai Mobis rotates their defense in the opposite direction. Hyundai Mobis played the same defense that they did last year, so we knew what to expect.”
LG has its own special victory routine. The staff takes turns buying coffee.
Lee Kwan-hee said, “Yesterday, Coach Lim Jae-hyun bought us coffee to cheer us up. We all take turns buying coffee. Just like DB’s sleeping routine, we have a routine too. Our team has a routine that if we meet the coach in the sauna in the morning, we win, or if Coach Lim buys coffee on the day of the game, we lose, so he buys it the day before the game. We make such routines as a team.” He shared LG’s unique coffee routine.
When asked about his own routine, he said, “In the first round, I don’t hold the hand of a player who is not shooting well because his shooting is not good. I tend to hold the hand of the shooter. It’s important to continue the routine. It is more important to avoid the hands of players who are not shooting well than to hold the hands of players who are shooting well,” she said with a smile.
“I really wanted to come to today’s press conference,” Lee said, “because the other day, another reporter from another media outlet said that he didn’t want me to play in the shootout. I felt bad. I don’t think there’s any reason for an athlete to say they don’t want me to play for no reason. If there’s a reason, I want them to tell me what it is. It’s something you can talk about in a less hurtful way, but as an athlete, if I’m going to be harmed in any way, I’m going to fight back. I hope this will make them think about whether they can blame the other person.”