Reporter Ahn Hong-seok = “I ran with the thought that I had nothing more to lose.”
Ten years ago, Lim Dong-seop (33, LG) was a player who received a lot of attention in professional basketball.
Lim Dong-seop, who made a name for himself as a tall shooter in high school (Hongdae High School) and college (Chung-Ang University), joined the Seoul Samsung as the second overall pick in the 2012 professional basketball rookie draft.
He settled on the professional stage by recording double-digit points in two consecutive seasons, the 2015-2016 season and the 2016-2017 season.
However, after he returned from business, his injuries and sluggishness came alternately, and Lim Dong-seop’s presence at Samsung gradually faded.
He has averaged only 4.2 points this season while the team has been extremely underperforming. The 3-point success rate was 26.9%, overshadowing the modifier ‘shooter’.
In the end, Lim Dong-seop became Samsung’s ‘trade card’.
On the 11th of last month, Samsung took Choi Seung-wook from Changwon LG and handed Lim Dong-seop to LG to reinforce the defense.
Lim Dong-seop’s position in LG also seemed narrow. In his first four games, he only scored a total of 7 points.
Jo Sang-hyeon, LG director who was worse off, had an interview with Lim Dong-seop.
“I was traded similarly to you. Be confident. Coming from a bad team to a good team will be a burden. But you’re not at that age anymore. Do what you’re good at.”
After the interview, Lim Dong-seop changed.
In an away game against Seoul SK held at Jamsil Student Gymnasium on the 1st, he contributed to LG’s victory by scoring 11 points, the most after transferring.
In particular, the three 3 points scored in the second half when LG fiercely pursued SK were decisive. 바카라사이트
Lim Dong-seop, who was selected as a Distinguished Player along with Lee Kwan-hee, who scored 20 points, held a press conference and said, “I think it was a matter of confidence. After meeting with the coach, I put down the burden and did what I wanted to do with confidence. My colleagues were also angry if I didn’t shoot. He trusts me to the point of making it. That’s why I think I shot with confidence today.”
The SK match was a very important match for LG. If they lost, they would be tied for 3rd place with Ulsan Hyundai Mobis and had to fight in the mud to reach the 2nd place against Hyundai Mobis and 4th place SK.
Thanks to Lim Dong-seop’s ‘Resurrection Cannon’, LG took second place alone.
Lim Dong-seop described this trade as ‘lucky’ to him.
If Lim Dong-seop continues to play as he did today, and LG wins this season, this trade can be remembered as luck for LG as well.
Lim Dong-seop said, “I will do my best to help LG win the championship by taking advantage of the opportunity gained through the trade.”