Prim made the accident and director Cho Dong-hyun apologized.
- on Mar 11, 2023
“I apologized and said that I would pay attention to the spirit of partnership between players.”
Ulsan Hyundai Mobis failed to maintain a스포츠토토 16-point advantage in the home game against Seoul SK held at Ulsan Dongchun Gymnasium on the 10th and suffered a come-from-behind defeat 75-85. It was a game that had to be won unconditionally in order to rise to 3rd place, and even though I rode an upward trend that I could actually win, I lost.
After the game that day, what drew more attention than the competition for third place was Gage Prim’s attitude toward the game.
With 4 minutes and 52 seconds left in the third quarter, a 3-point shot by Ronjay Avarientos hit the rim and flowed in front of the SK bench.
Oh Jae-hyun, who saw Prim running to catch the rebound, tried to take the right to attack by blocking it with his body. When Oh Jae-hyun completely blocked Prim’s path with his back, Prim turned around and pushed Oh Jae-hyun with both hands.
Oh Jae-hyun was embarrassed as he was pushed away by Prim’s unexpected action. It was a push that could have resulted in injury. It was fortunate that there were no injuries.
With 23.2 seconds left in the game, Prim collided with his knee in the process of double-teaming Choi Bu-kyung, who received an inbound pass. Bu-kyung Choi immediately fell down and grabbed his left knee in pain. Prim also limped to the bench as if feeling pain in his knee.
On the Hyundai Mobis bench, he was immediately replaced by Kim Hyun-min. Not only Kim Hyun-min, but also Hyundai Mobis players on the court gathered around Choi Boo-kyung. Kim Hyun-min comforted the SK players who seemed angry.
Hyundai Mobis coach Dong-Hyeon Cho shook hands after the game and was asked what he had talked about with coach Jeon Hee-cheol, saying, “I said I was sorry (to Coach Jeon Hee-chul). He said he would pay attention to the part that Bu-kyung Choi hurt because of Prim. He said he was sorry, saying that he would pay attention to the spirit of partnership between players, which should not come out as being ambitious.”
As soon as he entered the press conference after coach Dong-hyun Cho, SK coach Jeon Hee-chul said, “I should have finished it neatly, but the finish was bad (sigh). If Bu-kyung Choi doesn’t run, who will he make?” (I watched the video) I hit him hard on the inside of his knee. he didn’t break (Choi Bu-kyung on his knee) said he had no strength. I have to wake up tomorrow (the 11th). Cartilage or ligaments don’t seem to be damaged. (Prim) hit hard. Bukyung was in rejuvenation mode… He regretted the injury of Choi Bu-kyung.
Choi Boo-kyung recorded 17 points and 8 rebounds that day. They showed consistency throughout the quarter, and when Choi Boo-gyeong retired to the bench in the middle of the second quarter, the score gap suddenly widened. Choi Bu-kyung’s court margin that day was +16 points. Choi Boo-kyung showed outstanding performance. He also scored 10 points against Suwon KT on the 8th.
Coach Jeon Hee-chul said, “If there is no Bu-gyeong, who will we play as? Bukyung is in rejuvenation mode. he flies His scoring has improved since his rookie days. He catches and eats well,” he said, “(when Bukyung Choi was injured) I was really angry. If (Prim) bumped into him like that, if it wasn’t intentional, he should say sorry and go (to the bench). I was really angry when I saw him go in saying he didn’t know. If Bukyung fell like that, it would be really painful. I can’t be mad at Director Joe. He pointed out that there was a problem with Prim’s play, saying (even a foul on Oh Jae-hyun) hurts the play (opponent).
The same was true of Kim Seon-hyung, who responded to the interview as a distinguished player. After completing all the questions, Kim Seon-hyung said, “Can I say one more word?” I hope you show your spirit, and if it is not intentional, you should apologize, and I think you should point out that part once and move on.”
Prim is recognized for his skills. However, his desire to win is excessive. After he blows the whistle, he has to be respectful of his opponents on the same court. Because he has opponents, he can play basketball himself.
Why should Prim do unnecessary actions, and his colleagues and director Jo Dong-hyun should do the follow-up? Due to Prim’s undesirable play and insufficient response, the opposing manager and players are angry, and even his teammates and team manager are creating an uncomfortable situation.