Professional basketball player Kim Sun-hyung of the Seoul SK responded to the “Old Men” taunt of Choi Joon-yong, who left for KCC in Jeonju, by parodying a line from the Netflix series “The Glory.
“They say they’re old people, but they have two MVPs (Most Valuable Players),” Kim said at a joint press conference with Oh Se-geun at the KBL Centre in Gangnam-gu, Seoul, on Aug. 8. “They were also talking about age, and I remembered a line from The Glory that I recently watched. I want to say, ‘How long will you be young? Will you be young next year?'” he said.먹튀검증
Choi Jun-yong, who played for SK before joining KCC, made headlines for his remarks at his induction ceremony on the 22nd of last month that provoked his parent team, SK.
At the time, Choi said, “The team with me is better than after the championship. SK is not a favourite without me. Now KCC is the favourite,” and declared, “SK will push with ‘old men’ (meaning a team with many older players), but we will push with youth.”
This was a jab at SK, who had just signed Oh Se-geun, who is in his mid-30s, after Kim Sun-hyung.
In response, Kim fired back by parodying a line from Park Yeon-jin’s character in The Glory.
“The answer is for the Seniors to have two MVPs,” Kim said, adding, “I think it’s rude to jab at teammates who have played together for five years. I hope the fans and my teammates don’t get hurt.”
Kim, who laughed off the ‘mannequin defence’ jibe from Changwon LG’s Lee Kwan-hee last season, said, “No matter what you say, it doesn’t hurt. It’s another part of being a professional,” he said.
Oh Se-geun said he will overcome the ‘old man’ label with his skills.
He said, “It’s a burden to just reminisce. I will continue to work hard. It’s obvious that I’m getting older, but apart from that, I have to work hard and perform well in terms of my attitude towards the game and my preparation. I will do my best to overcome the pressure.”
SK’s opposition to Kim Sun-hyung and Oh Se-geun will be KCC, who took Choi Jun-yong.
“Se-geun is here, but I think Jun-yong will have to go and fight,” said Kim. “KT is also very strong, and LG will do well. There will be a lot of teams fighting for the lead, not just SK.”