It was as if Hur Jae was running in 1998.
Seoul SK lost 97-100 in the 7th game of the 2022-23 SKT Adot Professional Basketball Championship against Anyang KGC held at Anyang Indoor Gymnasium on the 7th, and won the series with a record of 3 wins and 4 losses.
With this, for the first time in the club’s history, SK’s journey to win the championship, starting from the 6th round, ended. As a result, they didn’t become champions, but what they walked was definitely the path to victory.
Kim “Flash Sun” Seon-hyung’s performance in the championship match was also outstanding. He played an average of 34 minutes and 22 seconds over 7 games, recording 18.3 points, 3.3 rebounds, 8.6 assists and 1.9 steals, and competed with Oh Se-geun for the final MVP until the end.
If the range is expanded to the playoffs, Kim Sun-hyeong is even more amazing. He showed off overwhelming performances against Jeonju KCC and Changwon LG, smashing all the opponents’ boastful front lines. He clearly controlled when he had to do it and when he didn’t, and even though he was an old man, he still boasted excellent speed and finishing ability.
▲ Kim Seon-hyeong 2022-23 SKT A-Dot Pro Basketball Playoff/Championship Record Round
6 PO vs. KCC / 3G 35 minutes 46 seconds, 16.0 points, 2.0 rebounds, 4.7 assists, 3.0 steals,
PO vs. LG / 3G 35 minutes 52 seconds 14.3 points 5.7 rebounds 10.3 assists 1.7 steals
Championship match vs. KGC / 7G 34 minutes, 22 seconds, 18.3 points, 3.3 rebounds, 8.6 assists, 1.9 steals.
In particular, Seonhyung Kim’s performance in Game 7 of the championship match was as if ‘1998 Heo Jae’ was back on the court. He recorded 37 points, 5 rebounds, 10 assists and 5 steals in 43 minutes and 48 seconds. He scored a whopping 19 points in the 3rd quarter alone and played a showdown with KGC alone.
Heo Jae is the first and last protagonist to become the Finals MVP despite finishing runner-up in the 1997-98 season championship match. Lee Sang-min, Cho Seong-won, Chu Seung-gyun, and Johnny McDowell faced virtually alone. He shone even in the face of a foreign player’s sabotage, a fractured back of his hand, and a tear in his eyelid. And he wrote the history of the unprecedented ‘runner-up final MVP’.
It is difficult to directly compare Kim Seon-hyung and Heo Jae. It is different from the situation and conditions at the time. However, he has one thing in common: that he proudly led the team as the ace of the runner-up team, and that he showed the best performance ever despite being an old man.
In terms of records, Kim Seon-hyung can be compared to Heo Jae. The 37 points in the 7th game is tied for the second highest score in a game based on domestic players in KBL history championships. In the 2000-01 season, he was named together with Cho Seong-won. The 19 points scored only in the third quarter is the highest score in a single quarter in a championship match by a domestic player.
In addition, he ranked first in his career in playoffs with 7 double-doubles with assists. Based on this, 20-10 surpassed Heo Jae (2 times) in 4 times and became No. 1 again in her career.
KGC director Kim Sang-shik, the “enemy general,” and Oh Se-geun, an “old colleague,” continued to praise Kim Seon-hyeong’s performance.
First, director Kim said, “It was amazing. In the 7th game, the 3-point shot, breakthrough, and assist were all great. Although it is an opposing player, I want to applaud. I think he’s a really great player.”
Oh Se-geun said, “He is a really great player. I’ve seen him since he was little, but he still does well and takes great care of his body. He’s on a different team now, but I respect him. He did a great job in this championship match as well. (Kim) Seon-hyung said, “The next season will be great as well.”토스카지노
‘Flash Sun’, who became the MVP of the regular league again after 10 years, made an outstanding performance in spring basketball. He clearly proved why he was confident of winning even though Choi Jun-yong had to leave due to an injury. What is more expected is that Kim’s basketball is getting better and better. It seems that the heyday has come again. Now the plotter is fully installed. Perhaps the time has come to be cautious about the prospect of becoming the best guard ever in KBL, threatening Yang Dong-geun.