“Do you know why I won today?”
Suwon kt won 90-76 in the 2022-23 SKT Adot Professional Basketball 4th round home game against Goyang Carrot held at Suwon kt Sonicboom Arena on the 27th, and succeeded in escaping for the second consecutive season.
There is a unique behind-the-scenes story behind kt’s victory. It is a story full of former ace Heo Hoon, who is now a ‘real man’ and doing his national defense duty.
On the morning of the game, Heo Hoon presented a coffee truck to Ole Victorium, where kt’s training gym is located. He said the only thing he could do for the team was to cheer for the team, and he sent it with his soldiers’ salaries.
It wasn’t Heo Hoon that would end with just coffee. He spent one day with kt during the vacation he received after completing his D-League schedule. He visited kt Sonic Boom Arena to cheer kt, who was in dire need of escaping from losing streak. That’s how the story begins. 안전놀이터
According to kt officials, Heo Hoon said he wanted to spend time with fans he hadn’t seen in a while. However, it is rumored that he had to restrain himself as much as possible as he belonged to Sangmu, and that he should not interfere with the game, and that he would only cheer quietly.
KT also prepared premium seats on the first floor in advance for Ace’s surprise visit. Nevertheless, Hoon Heo said that it was burdensome and watched the game quietly in the presence of the power analyzer. He also saw that there were more seats on the first floor than before, and said, “I like it because it seems to be closer to the fans. Fans are also happy to be able to watch the game from a closer place than before. He said, “I want to get discharged quickly and play in Suwon.”
Could it be because of Heo Hoon’s support? After the start of the second half, kt erased the sluggish appearance and perfectly captured the difficult enemy called Carrot. Yang Hong-seok flew with 16 points, 12 rebounds and 6 assists, and Ha Yun-ki also scored 22 points and dominated the game.
Heo Hoon was pleasant until the end. A kt official said, “(Heo) Hoon greeted the team after the game and said, ‘Do you know why we won today? I sent coffee trucks’ (laughs). Then he said he had to go home and look at the puppy and left.”
Even after leaving the team for a while, Heo Hoon showed a unique presence. While he showed no affection for the club and the fans, he kept a humble heart. A small surprise event from KBL’s top guard. It was a day that showed what professionalism is.