“Aren’t you going to be a crybaby?” Behind story of Yang Hee-jong’s ‘3 seconds before the end’
- on May 15, 2023
Anyang, reporters Lim Chang-man, Park Jin-young, Kim Han-lim/Graphic reporter Jang Seung-ha] When you think of each team, there is a player that comes to mind first.
KBL Anyang KGC also has a player like that, and Yang Hee-jong (39) is the main character.
‘Sport TV News’ had an exclusive interview with Yang Hee-jong at the Anyang Indoor Gymnasium on the 10th.
Anyang KGC won 100-97 in a home game against Seoul SK in the 7th game of the 2022-2023 season SKT Adot Professional Basketball Championship held at Anyang Gymnasium on the 7th. With the victory on this day, KGC won the ‘fourth’ championship match in its career. After the 2016-2017 season, he even won the integrated championship for the second time in his career.
And Yang Hee-jong, the ’17-year-old one-club man’, left the court.
He said, “It’s a season that will remain in my memory for the rest of my life. The great juniors gave me a ‘big gift’ for my brother, so it’s a really touching season.” I’m busy,” he said.
Yang Hee-jong was put on the court ‘3 seconds before the end’ of the 7th round of the champ. Even in a situation where he could not relax until the end, KGC coach Sang-sik Kim replaced Hee-jong Yang without hesitation. It was a consideration for the ‘legend’ ahead of his retirement.
Yang Hee-jong said, “The coach told me, ‘Wouldn’t it be nice to step in and step on the court?’ I cried at the thought,” he said. At the same time, he laughed and said, “If this is caught on camera, won’t it be branded as a crybaby?”
His uniform number 11 will forever remain in Anyang. It was the first KGC club to be selected as a ‘permanent absence’.
Yang Hee-jong said, “It is truly a ‘family honor’. It was made by the fans who love our Anyang KGC. Without the support of the fans, ‘Would I have been able to do well for a long time and do my best in my position?’ I think,” he said.
After taking a break for a while, I plan to focus on the ‘leader class’. And becoming a leader who unites the team is Yang Hee-jong’s top priority.
He said, “I plan to go to the United States in the next three months. While studying proper basketball in the mainland of basketball, I will prepare well for the parts that I have lacked in the meantime. . He explained, “I want to create an environment where the players can do well in everything they can do well. Each player has a personality and color, and I want to become a leader who unites those parts into one ‘one team’.”
In the interview that day,안전놀이터 he also had time to answer the questions of ‘Spotime’ subscribers. Yang Hee-jong answered ‘Rival Moon Tae-young’, ‘Oh Se-geun VS Moon Seong-gon’, and ‘Meaning of Anyang KGC fans’.
And he sent a heartfelt message to his fans.
“Thank you for loving and supporting ‘player Yang Hee-jong’. In the future, as a basketball fan, I will support the KBL League from afar, and I have a feeling that the KBL League will become a hit through this regular league. It’s good that you love the players so much. I want to have fun with the fans with my performance.”