The ‘Mannequin Series’ ended with Seoul SK’s victory.
The Seoul SK Knights won the Changwon LG Sakers 85-84 in the 3rd game of the 2022-2023 SKT Adot Pro Basketball semifinal playoff held at the Jamsil Student Gymnasium on the 18th.
Kim Seon-hyung recorded 25 points and 4 rebounds, leading SK to a new victory by 1 point. With this victory, SK finished the semifinal series with 4 consecutive wins and advanced to the championship match.
The series gained more attention through an interview with Lee Kwan-hee from LG. Lee Kwan-hee said ahead of the series, “I think SK defenders are mannequins,” and it is rumored that SK players were greatly stimulated by this.
It is also true that some critics said that Lee Kwan-hee’s provocative comments were too frequent.
Contrary to his story, Lee Kwan-hee did not show great performance. Lee Kwan-hee, who played 26 minutes and 31 seconds that day, recorded 13 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists. He didn’t even record the most goals on the team. It was different from Ace Lee Jae-do scoring 24 points.
Of course, there are players who look positively. Kim Seon-hyung said that Lee Kwan-hee’s ‘mannequin’ provocation was rather a stimulus.
He said, “I saw it positively. It can be seen as disrespectful, but in the NBA (American Professional Basketball), the playoffs are war. “It motivates the defenders,” he said.
In response to Lee Kwan-hee’s mannequin remarks, director Jeon Hee-chul called Choi Won-hyuk, Choi Seong-won, and Oh Jae-hyun mannequins 1-3.
Kim Seon-hyung laughed, saying, 메이저사이트“(Choi) Won-hyuk called me Mannequin 4, whose 3-point shot success rate dropped in the PO of the quarterfinals. I’m glad I went in today.”
Of course, LG was unable to participate in the series due to an injury to Asem Marey, a foreign player who was the pillar of the team. Therefore, the situation of large power leakage. However, Lee Kwan-hee’s provocation rather stimulated the opponent’s desire to win. On the other hand, he could not show his performance enough to be called a ‘mannequin’.