So much better than 10 years ago.”
Seoul SK Kim Seon-hyung was selected as the domestic player MVP at the 2022-23 SKT A.Dot Professional Basketball Awards Ceremony held at the Grand Intercontinental Seoul Parnas Grand Ballroom on the 30th.
Kim Seon-hyung won 65 out of 109 total votes, beating Byun Jun-hyung with 43 votes.
Kim Seon-hyeong regained the throne 10 years after being selected as the first MVP in the 2012-13 season, the second year of his debut. He played in all 54 games, averaging 16.3 points, 2.7 rebounds, 6.8 assists and 1.4 steals in 30 minutes and 32 seconds, playing his best game.
Despite Ahn Young-Jun’s vacancy and Choi Jun-Yong’s frequent departure from injury, SK was not shaken because Kim Sun-Hyung was there. There was even a clear impact of winning round 6, so there were not a few people who expected ‘Return of the King’.
In the end, Kim Seon-hyung became the 2nd MVP of his personal career. In the 11th year of his debut, he is having another heyday.
The following is a Q&A with Kim Seon-hyung.
Q. MVP impressions.
After the second year of his professional debut, he became MVP 10 years later. At first, his heart was full. He prepared his acceptance speech, but to the point that he couldn’t do it properly. It is such a meaningful award. Much better than his 10 years ago.
Q. Did you expect the MVP?
His confidence was always there. Of course, isn’t it an award that MVP can receive just because he wants to receive it? It is an award that can be obtained only when it is acknowledged by reporters and fans. So he couldn’t let go of his heart.
Q. What is the difference between the first MVP 10 years ago and the current MVP 10 years later?
It feels a bit heavier. When I first became MVP, I was happy. After 10 years have passed, I became MVP again, and I think it is a very heavy position filled with the joys and sorrows of the past. So it was more touching.
Q. The competition with Byun Jun-hyung was fierce.
Not only (Byun) Junhyung, but also (Former) Seonghyun also performed very well this season. Just competing with them meant a lot. Junhyung also had a good performance, but personally, I think I was a little better. I think that the fact that he led the team well in a situation where the situation was not good would have been a plus. Through this event, I would like to congratulate Sunghyun and Junhyung for becoming the best 5.
Q. You became the MVP, but the playoffs have to start from the 6th round. Oh Se-geun also picked SK as the opponent he wanted to meet in the championship match.
KGC is on the other side. Now, it is important to beat KCC first. LG is waiting for you. In the meantime, I won after going straight to the quarterfinals. I’ve never won 3rd place. It seems to be another challenge. I’ll try to do it right.
Q. After the first MVP, the heyday came. However, he was seriously injured and it took him a while to get back up.
The two or three years after the injury were really difficult. It took time to find the balance again. As my speed decreased compared to before, I went through a lot of trial and error. I tried to find another breakthrough, but as my ankle recovered, the breakthrough became my new weapon.
Q. It is the second heyday. how long can you keep
always confident But I don’t know how long it will be at its peak (laughs). I don’t know either, but I try not to set limits.
Q. Can Choi Jun-yong play in the playoffs? If a situation comes where he can’t run, will he still be able to win?
(Choi Jun-yong’s) physical condition,바카라 I don’t even know. I think I showed enough with my performance in the 6th round. He wouldn’t bring this up if he wasn’t confident.