Choi Jun-yong expressed his gratitude to SK fans.
Jeonju KCC Egis held a press conference for free agent Choi Jun-yong at the KBL Center in Nonhyeon-dong, Seoul on the 22nd.
Choi Jun-yong’s transfer to KCC means that his accompaniment with SK will cease. Choi Jun-yong, who was nominated by SK as the 2nd pick in the 2016 draft, the golden draft, received a lot of love by building a unique image in SK for a considerable amount of time. At the press conference that day, many questions related to SK, his former team, came up.
First of all, Choi Jun-yong expressed infinite gratitude to SK fans who had a positive influence on his growth as a player. Although his interview style is unique and full of personality than others, his love for his fans was sincere.
Choi Jun-yong said, “It was sad and heartbreaking to leave the team. I am grateful to SK fans, clubs and players, and I think SK fans will remain in my heart a lot as I go through life. Despite so many incidents, I did not give up and came here. I think that the people who supported me were not the front desk, but the fans, and I am really grateful to the fans. SK fans may not welcome the news that I am going to KCC, but I will always remember it in a corner of my heart. I am really grateful to the SK fans.” did.
Choi Jun-yong broke up with his close friends Ahn Young-joon and Jameel Warney, as well as the team members who ate together. He expressed regret, saying that he hadn’t realized it yet.
Choi Jun-yong said, “I talked to Jameel Warney a lot. We have a really special relationship and it doesn’t feel real to break up. I also called (Ahn) Young-jun and told him not to go, but I couldn’t help it. I’m sorry that I became a different team with Young-jun after 12 years. I’ve done it. It’s a pity to break up with Warney and Youngjun, but there will be a day when we will meet again. I don’t feel it yet, but I won’t look at you on the court or something just because we’re close.”
When asked about Kim Seon-hyeong, who led the combined championship together, he said, “I don’t have any particular message left. I always think of all teams as contenders for the championship when they start a season, and I consider the team I am the best contender for the championship. Not just Kim Seon-hyung, but all teams. I want to warn you to be careful.”
KCC built a strong power, but SK, which Oh Se-geun joined and Ahn Young-jun, also formed a formidable lineup. At the press conference, a question was asked, “Have you ever thought that you would have been able to win the championship more comfortably if you had stayed at SK?” In response, Choi Jun-yong responded with a provocation.
Choi Jun-yong said, “I’ve won the championship, but there’s nothing I can do to win comfortably. But I think I can do it comfortably now. Of course, I think it would have been nice to have a member of SK if I stayed in SK. Instead, KCC is the candidate for the championship. SK will push for the elderly, but we will go with the youth.”스포츠토토
With the transfer of Choi Jun-yong, the confrontation between KCC and SK next season became more sparkly. Attention is focusing on whether Choi Jun-yong will be able to laugh in the match against his former team.