“With the mindset that every game is the last!”
‘Ace guard’ Lee Dae-seong (33, Korea Gas Corporation) is in full swing. He was selected as the Most Valuable Player (MVP) in the 4th round of the regular league. During this period, he played for 34 minutes and 57 seconds per game, recording 20.7 points and 3.4 assists. He is the second round MVP of his personal career. He enjoyed his first award in the 6th round of the 2018-2019 season when he was a member of Hyundai Mobis. Lee Dae-seong said, “I didn’t expect it at all. He said, “I was very disappointed that the team’s performance was not good, but it was a great comfort to have many colleagues and fans congratulate me.”
◆ “I can do it.”
Lee Dae-sung took his first steps as a pro in the 2013-2014 season. His excellent scoring ability was the basis, fast speed, stable defense, and overflowing fighting spirit, so he received a lot of spotlight early on. The road you walked on is also gorgeous. He left a strong mark, including winning the team championship, MVP of the championship match, and the best 5. After going through Hyundai Mobis, KCC, and Orion, he was embraced by Korea Gas Corporation ahead of this season. He is running recklessly. He has compiled 18.1 points, 3.8 assists and 3.0 rebounds in an average of 32 minutes and 9 seconds in 37 games as of the 7th.
It’s even more surprising when you think about having an injury. The right navicular bone is fractured. I am running through the pain. Lee Dae-seong said, “I plan to have surgery after this season,” and said, “It would be a lie if I said it wasn’t painful, but I’m adapting to some extent.” Since the play itself is very dynamic, it may put strain on the body, such as shooting. Daesung Lee shakes his head. The more difficult times, the more I try to engrave the three words ‘responsibility’ in my heart. “I run because I can run,” he said calmly.
◆ “We can do it.”
He fights hard, but his heart is heavy. This is because of the poor team performance. They are in ninth place with 13 wins and 24 losses. Recently, he fell into a swamp of 5 consecutive losses. The performance itself wasn’t bad. On the 28th of last month, SK lost 116-118 after a close match that went to the 3rd overtime with SK, which was ranked 4th in the league. The next day, against the leading Ginseng Corp., they lost 85-87 after the first overtime. Lee Dae-seong said, “It was regrettable that we missed a game we could have won, but we played well against top teams. It was a time when I found hope.”
In fact, from a player’s point of view, it is a picture that can lose power. To make matters worse, the referee was not on the side of Korea Gas Corporation. The foul came out 0.3 seconds and 0.8 seconds before the whistle blew. Director Yoo Do-hoon said, “This is the first time I’ve ever seen anything like this.” Lee Dae-seong said, “I never lost because of that (judgment). He said, “You shouldn’t look for reasons for defeat outside,” but “I definitely want to point out the part about consistency. It’s not just this game, it’s a part that many players are feeling. It seems to be a necessary discussion within the basketball system.”
Tighten the reins 안전놀이터even tighter. It is 4 games behind 6th place KCC. It’s not easy, but it’s a number worth challenging enough. Lee Dae-seong said, “As a professional player, it is basic to do your best until the end. He is working with the idea of being unconditional.” I’m going to have a good time as I’m waiting for matches against strong teams such as SK, Ginseng Corporation, and Hyundai Mobis, starting from LG on the 8th. Lee Dae-seong said, “I think our team is strong enough. As long as you gather energy, you can hit and run at any time. I will play every game with the feeling that it is the last.”
Photo = Provided by KBL/ Lee Dae-sung is attempting a shot against KT on the 4th.