Moon Seong-gon (Anyang KGC), who won the KBL Best Defense Award for 4 consecutive years as the ‘first’.
Moon Seong-gon, a ‘franchise star’ of Anyang KGC Ginseng Corporation’s basketball team, made a name for himself as a three-point shooter in high school. However, after his professional debut, he focused more on his defense and made his place. He took possession of the ball and passed it, including steals and rebounds, and focused more on assists than scoring.
In this way, Moon Seong-gon won the title of ‘Korea’s best defender’ through numerous successes and failures. Despite winning the best defense award for his fourth year in a row and setting a ‘one-of-a-kind’ record in professional basketball, Sung-Gon Moon is still thirsty.
Regarding this record, Moon Seong-gon said in an interview with SpotTV News, “In fact, for me, the best defense for 4 consecutive years is like a ‘double-edged sword’. It may mean that you are good at defense, but if you turn it upside down, it means that you cannot attack. Won the award. itself. So, shouldn’t that aspect change now? I will bring about a change.” Moon Seong-gon is busy developing himself without settling for a moment of joy. A mindset that proved how he reached the top of the defense was visible.
The team’s performance also followed Moon Seong-gon’s great record. After conquering the East Asian Super League (EASL) held during the season, he won the ‘Wire-to-Wire’ championship for the first time in professional basketball history.
In addition, on the 8th, in the 2022-23 professional basketball championship match, after a close match, he defeated the Seoul SK Knights 100-97 and climbed to the throne of ‘integrated championship’ and achieved V4. With this, KGC completed the ‘Triple Crown’. Three crowns in a single season is also a unique record in professional basketball.
Moon Seong-gon actively participated in the team’s defense with 1.4 steals and 5.5 rebounds this season, showing off his ‘KGC housekeeper’ side. However, at an important moment in Game 7 of the championship match, an unexpected crisis was encountered.
In the fourth quarter, when the score was tied 91-91, he was sent off for five fouls. Moon Seong-gon said, “I thought it was a big deal. If I lose a game I don’t play, I think it’s my responsibility. Even if I lose, I have to finish and lose, and even if I can’t shoot, I think I have to shoot and lose. But it was really hard because I left the court,” recalling the pressure he had at the time.
“Actually, I kept crying two or three minutes before the overtime. I couldn’t control my emotions. I couldn’t control it, so I kept crying. I’m very happy since morning. Even if I don’t eat, I’m not very hungry.”
I wish I could continue this atmosphere. Moon Seong-gon is eligible for free agency this season. The problem is that Oh Se-geun, the “one-club man senior” on the same team, and Bae Byung-jun, who played an active part in the playoffs, are free agents. KGC will have to catch all three, but it won’t be easy.
What is the most important thing in FA negotiations for Moon Seong-gon? “Value. The value of ‘me’, not the value of money. In fact, I don’t think I’m a great player. Someone who is good at attacking or an all-round player will be seen as a great value. I hope that more roads will be opened because of me saying, ‘A player who can play is also valuable.’ This is because players who focus on defense will continue to emerge. If the players are not recognized for their value and become a minus at that time, who will play for the team? That’s why I think it would be nice if juniors were also recognized for their value.”토스카지노
If so, how do you judge that ‘value’? “In a way, it is also the amount. The amount that determines my worth. But ‘how much do you want me’ is the standard. ‘I’ll give you this much, so come!’ I think this can be filled with another amount at any time. But when I say, ‘I really need you,’ I seem to think, ‘You really need me. You recognize my value.'” He said that his heart would be moved by expressing himself. Lastly, he expressed his affection for KGC by saying, “Thank you very much. From Anyang!”
In addition, Moon Seong-gon opened his mouth in an interview with SpotTV News, saying, “It may be a sensitive answer…” about the ‘next claim theory’. And then, the ‘Kkondae theory’ was raised.