“Do you like basketball?” 

In the basketball cartoon Slam Dunk, this is the first word that Chae-yeon gave to the main character, Kang Baek-ho. Kang Baek-ho, who grabs a basketball to impress Chae-yeon, gradually falls in love with basketball purely. Kang Baek-ho, who has improved his skills, becomes a hero by making a buzzer-beater jump shot in the second round of the national championship against Sanwang Technical High School, the strongest player in the country.

There are players around us who are united with passion for basketball like Kang Baek-ho. The ‘2023 National Basketball Association Festival’ was held in Jecheon, Chungcheongbuk-do from the 23rd to the 26th. The club basketball division 4 category basketball party is a pure amateur competition where participation of players from ‘elite players’ is strictly restricted.

In the final match, Daegu PDG defeated Seoul Slow 51-45 to win the glorious championship. PDG’s main center Park Ki-duk, who recorded 16 points, 9 rebounds and 3 assists in the final, won the MVP of the tournament.

The most talked about team is Chungbuk Danyang DBL, which tied for third place in the tournament. Danyang-gun is a mountain village with a population of 27,000. It is not easy to maintain a club as the population of young people is rapidly decreasing. The reality is that even a small number of young people born in Danyang leave for the city in search of jobs.토토사이트

Under such poor circumstances, DBL formed a team of 11 players to participate in the national competition, and proudly challenged the strong players in the big city. After beating Wonju Ace 40-36 in the preliminaries, DBL fought runner-up Seoul Slow and lost 27-39 after a close match. DBL, who reached the quarterfinals with 1 win and 1 loss, produced a blue wave by beating Daejeon Pivot 41-36 in the quarterfinals.

DBL, which gained momentum, faced the champions, Daegu PDG, in the semifinals, and unfortunately suffered a come-from-behind defeat 42-49. DBL, which led until the middle of the fourth quarter, collapsed at the last minute because it could not stop the 2-meter tall center Park Ki-deok. DBL, who is 190cm tall among the starters, did his best until the end.

As a team-level basketball club, winning third place in the national competition is a great achievement. DBL captain Yu Kwon, who showed off his old age at the age of 43, said, “I am really grateful for making good memories with my long-time teammates. He expressed his feelings, saying, “I am grateful to my wife, son, and twins to be born who supported and supported the club’s activities.” 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *