Changwon LG Thunders was formed.
Changwon LG defeated Seoul Samsung 96-78 in the 2022-2023 SKT A-Dot Professional Basketball regular league held at Changwon Indoor Gymnasium on the 10th. They ran a 5-game winning streak at home. Maintained second place with 26 wins and 14 losses. 2 games behind 3rd place Ulsan Hyundai Mobis (24-16).
LG’s existing resources such as Lee Kwan-hee (191cm, G) and Kim Jun-il (200cm, C) played a big role. Lee Kwan-hee recorded 15 points, 4 rebounds, 2 steals and 1 assist in 26 minutes and 42 seconds, and Kim Jun-il recorded 12 points, 4 assists, 1 rebound and 1 steal in 23 minutes and 50 seconds.
Im Dong-seop, a transfer student, played the best role after joining LG. He played for only 18 minutes and 40 seconds, scored 15 points, had a 100% field goal success rate (2 points: 2/2, 3 points: 3/3) and 100% free throw success rate (2/2) with 4 rebounds (1 offense), 3 steals and 1 assist accompanied by
All three players have something in common. All players wore Samsung uniforms. Lee Kwan-hee joined LG as a trade during the 2020-2021 season, and Kim Joon-il moved to Changwon after the 2020-2021 season. On January 11, Lim Dong-seop wore the LG uniform in a trade with Choi Seung-wook (194cm, F).
Lee Kwan-hee, Kim Jun-il and Lim Dong-seop have good memories. Especially in the 2016-2017 season. As a main resource or backup member, he contributed to Samsung’s advancement to the championship match. Although Samsung finished runner-up with 2 wins and 4 losses, it is clear that all three of them shared Samsung’s last heyday.
We also had bad memories together. Samsung has never made it to the playoffs since the 2017-2018 season, and the three players have been at the center of criticism. It was also an object of love and hatred for Samsung fans.
Such players are now wearing LG’s red uniform. They have passionate Changwon fans as their supporters. In front of a changed home court and changed home fans, we faced Samsung, whom we had been with before.
Lee Kwan-hee showed strong pressure defense, fast attack, and bold pass, while Kim Jun-il showed solid movement in offense and defense메이저놀이터. Lim Dong-seop showed his tenacity in shooting, defense, and loose ball fights. Because each role created a synergistic effect, LG won a complete victory over Samsung.
So when the three players played together, a basketball fan nicknamed them ‘Changwon LG Thunders’. The name is a combination of ‘Changwon LG’, the current team of Lee Kwan-hee, Kim Jun-il, and Lim Dong-seop, and Samsung’s team name, ‘Sunders’.
The reporter was able to tell Lee Kwan-hee and Lim Dong-seop the name of ‘Changwon LG Thunders’. Because Lee Kwan-hee and Lim Dong-seop came to the official press conference after the game.
Lee Kwan-hee said, “Last time I faced KCC, (Kim) Tae-sul hyung was there. Me and (Lee) Kwan-hee and (Kim) Jun-il had La Gun-ah on the other side. Five of them were runner-up members. They are in different positions, but I felt good (on the same court),” he said, looking back from the 5th round to KCC.
After that, “(Changwon LG Thunders) I think good players came to LG and settled down. I think it has a good meaning,” he said, positively considering the nickname “Changwon LG Thunders.”
Lim Dong-seop said, “I saw it by chance on YouTube. It was also funny. However, we have been together for a long time, and we can talk without hesitation about what we want and what we don’t like.”
As mentioned above, Lee Kwan-hee, Lim Dong-seop, and Kim Jun-il all have their own strengths. When the strengths of the three are combined, LG’s competitiveness also increases. Samsung also proved this. However, Samsung may have thought differently. This is because the ‘Changwon LG Thunders’, not the ‘Seoul Samsung Thunders’, exerted their power.