Choi Jun-yong (28, 200cm) raised his voice about the tight game schedule.
KBL, which is operated with 10 clubs, plays a total of 270 games, 54 games per team per season. Considering that the regular league usually runs from October to March, the schedule is bound to be tight. 바카라사이트
The US NBA has 82 games per team, which is more than the KBL, but the difference is that the management of key players is clear. The Japanese B. League, a neighboring country, also has 60 games per team, which is more compared to KBL. However, the regular league is played for six months, and games are held only on Wednesdays and weekends, so there is definitely room in the schedule.
Each club this season has grown more dissatisfied with the game schedule. This is because KBL vacated every Wednesday schedule with the establishment of the East Asian Super League (EASL). However, the East Asian Super League was suddenly canceled right before the opening, and KBL hastily rescheduled the game. Even so, each team had to have a tight schedule.
Recently, Seoul SK has been playing a tight game schedule. From February 11th to 19th, we have to play 6 games in 9 days. In early March, they will participate in the East Asia Super Week with Anyang KGC and play in Japan.
Regarding this schedule, SK’s leading star, Choi Jun-yong, poured out his determination. After the 2022-2023 SKT A-Dot Professional Basketball game against Daegu Korea Gas Corporation held at Jamsil Student Gymnasium on the 11th, Choi Jun-yong said, “It’s good to play a lot. However, KBL has 10 teams and the number of games is too many. I want you to think of the players. Our team is in a situation where we have to play 6 games in 9 days. Some say it’s a battle of mental strength, but I wonder if I have to do it while overworking my body. I hope that KBL will change this part.”
Due to the tight game schedule, injuries are coming out towards the end of the league. In the match between Jeonju KCC and Ulsan Hyundai Mobis on the 9th, 4 players were injured one after another: Heo Woong, Park Gyeong-sang (ankle), Lee Jin-wook (waist), and Kim Young-hyeon (knee).
“There are a lot of injuries in the second half of the season. In the match between KCC and Hyundai Mobis, four people were injured. My heart hurts so much. I don’t want all players to get hurt. As soon as the cup competition is over, the regular league and playoffs are held. Our country has a lot of training compared to other countries. Even so, if you get hurt, you blame the player for not taking care of your body. It seems that only the players are losing money.” These are the words of Choi Joon-yong.
Lastly, Choi Jun-yong said, “I want to play the game with all the teams showing 100% of their power without getting hurt. I don’t want anyone to say that it was difficult because someone was injured or that it was easy. I hope that all teams will do their best to compete until the end of the season.”