Lee Kwan-hee “LG Thunders? A very pleasant nickname”

“I did my best and the expected result came out.”

Changwon LG Sakers won 96-78 in the 2022-2023 SKT Adot Professional Basketball regular league match against Seoul Samsung Thunders held at Changwon Gymnasium on the 10th. 

Lee Gwan-hee and Lim Dong-seop 안전놀이터led the team to victory by posting 15 points, the most in the team. With Lee Kwan-hee at the forefront, LG ran two consecutive victories.

Lee Kwan-hee said, “With coach Eun Hee-seok coming, Samsung became a very solid team, and we also became a solid team with the arrival of coach Jo Sang-hyun. Today’s game was just a meal to rise to the top, so we did our best and the expected result came out.” He shared his thoughts on victory. 

“I thought the game was over in the first half. Although Samsung followed in the third quarter, there was no great difficulty in winning the game. Of course, when the coach saw it, there were some regrets, but from the point of view of the game player, I thought that the game was over in the first half.” said confidently. 

Lee Kwan-hee shows more and more composure with each round this season. Was the influence of director Cho Sang-hyun great? 

Lee Kwan-hee said, “The coach’s influence is present in every game. But when I pass, I think trust has developed between the coach and me. (Justin) When playing with Gutang or Yang Jun-seok, there are parts where I have to lead the game. The part I tried to help the players from the side seemed to be a calm game management.” 

On the other hand, with Lim Dong-seop transferring, fans also call Lee Kwan-hee, Kim Jun-il, and Lim Dong-seop from Samsung as the Changwon LG Thunders. Coincidentally, all three players scored in double digits that day. 

Regarding this, “(Kim) Taesul hyung, me, Dongseob, Junil, and (La) Geonah, who were Samsung’s runner-up members at the last KCC match, met on the same court. They all played different roles, but it felt new to meet them. Changwon When the word LG Thunders comes up, I interpret it as good players coming to LG and establishing themselves as the main axis. It is a very pleasant nickname,” he smiled. 

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