“(Yang) Hee-jong hyung, has your retirement been postponed?” Wouldn’t it be okay to parody famous lines from the popular cartoon ‘Slam Dunk’ like this? Byun Jun-hyung (27, 185.3cm) dominated the 4th quarter and led the match to the 7th game.
Byun Jun-hyung started in the 6th game of the 2022-2023 SKT Adot Professional Basketball Championship against Seoul SK held at Anyang Gymnasium on the 5th, contributing 15 points, 2 rebounds and 6 assists to Anyang KGC’s 86-77 come-from-behind victory.
Byun Jun-hyung, who only scored 5 points until the 3rd quarter, revealed his hidden claws in the 4th quarter. He added 10 points, 메이저놀이터2 rebounds and 2 assists, and thanks to this, KGC, which was once behind by 15 points in the 3rd quarter, won a dramatic come-from-behind victory. The purity was also high. After tying the score five minutes before the end of the game, he even scored a come-from-behind three-point shot to give KGC the lead.
Byun Jun-hyung said, “I was always sorry to (Oh) Se-geun hyung because of the sluggishness. As much as Darryl Monroe and (Bae) Byung-Jun hyung and other substitutes did well, I also focused on the second half. I think that was the driving force behind our victory.”
Byun Jun-hyeong continued, “I felt so sorry for Se-geun and the older brothers. If I had been focused from the start, the game would have been easier. With today’s (5th) game as an opportunity, I want to focus more on the 7th game and win by all means.”
For KGC franchise star Yang Hee-jong, the championship match is the stage of retirement, but he suffered a shoulder injury in the 5th game and was unable to participate in the rest of the game. I almost watched SK’s victory ceremony from the bench, but Byun Jun-hyung and other KGC juniors showed their concentration in the 4th quarter and gave the captain a dramatic victory.
Byun Jun-hyung, who had promised to win the championship with a kiss to Yang Hee-jong, also sighed in relief. Byun Jun-hyung said, “(Yang) Hee-jong kept the center by talking about the parts that didn’t work during each operation. I was able to win because the players cheered me up whenever things went wrong. Heejong almost couldn’t kiss his brother. He will try to kiss you,” he laughed.