At the beginning of the 3rd quarter of the 2022-2023 women’s professional basketball Cheongju KB and Bucheon Hana 1Q match held at Bucheon Gymnasium on the 17th, a welcome face that many fans have been waiting for appeared on the court. It was Park Ji-soo (24, KB, photo), a pillar of Korean women’s basketball. Suffering from ‘panic disorder’, he returned after 247 days and 8 months since the 3rd game of last season’s championship match on April 14th.
Park Ji-soo contributed to KB’s 77-60 victory by recording 2 points, 2 blocks, 2 rebounds and 1 assist in 7 minutes and 58 seconds. Although his muscle mass decreased and his movements seemed sluggish compared to before, he showed that he was finding his senses by scoring a comeback with a bold mid-range jump shot in the middle of the fourth quarter. In particular, behind his first goal, he showed a bright side by running to KB coach Kim Wan-soo and giving a high five. 메이저놀이터
Park Ji-soo said in an interview after the game, “I thought, ‘It’s so hard to score a goal. She felt like a freshman again.” She laughed, but shed tears as she remembered her parents. He said, “My parents, who were closest to me, were upset when they saw me sick,” and “Thanks to my parents, I was able to come out on the court like this. I think I did well to be born as a daughter of mom and dad.”
KB, who escaped from a 5-game losing streak with the victory that day, remains in 5th place with 3 wins and 11 losses. The gap with Shinhan Bank in 4th place, 7 wins and 7 losses, is still large. However, if Park Ji-soo improves his condition, the middle-ranking game may change. The atmosphere of the league itself can change in that Park Ji-soo’s enduring not only has a significant impact on the morale of the entire KB squad, but also puts a considerable burden on the opposing team. With Park Ji-soo, attention is focused on whether KB will change the league flow.