There has never been such a heated championship game in the 26-year history of professional basketball.
Anyang KGC Ginseng Corporation beat Seoul SK 86-77 in the ‘2022-2023 season SKT Adot Pro Basketball Championship Game 6’ held at Anyang Gymnasium on the 5th. The two teams, balanced with 3 wins and 3 losses, will enter the final game 7 in Anyang on the 7th.
This championship series is hitting the box office box office. 4312 people gathered at the Anyang Gymnasium for the first game held on Tuesday, April 25th. Since then, more than 5,000 fans have flocked to all games from game 2 to game 6 and sold out. In particular, 5,850 people gathered at the Anyang Gymnasium where Game 6 was held, setting a new record for the largest number of spectators in a game this season.
A total of 31,154 people entered the championship game until Game 6. Anyang Gymnasium is also expected to be sold out for the final game 7, which will be held on Sunday.
The biggest reason for box office success is, of course, the famous game. The top two teams in the regular league, KGC and the defending champion SK, met. The two teams clash until the final of the East Asian Super League, and a rich story is being created.
Stars Oh Se-geun and Kim Seon-hyeong, who represent the two teams, are seniors and juniors who shared the myth of 52 consecutive wins during their time at Chung-Ang University. Here, as the two teams are concentrated in the metropolitan area, the fans of both teams are cheering for large-scale expeditions without any burden. This is the reason why the champ match, which even had a special ‘Children’s Day’ in Game 6, hit the box office.
KGC trailed by 15 points at 52-67 until the end of the third quarter, and the loss was dark. The atmosphere changed after Daryl Monroe was put in in the fourth quarter. In the end, KGC succeeded in the band electrode.
About 5,000 spectators cheered in unison at KGC’s incredible victory. It was so loud that you couldn’t even hear the voice of the person next to you. It is the first time that so many spectators have gathered indoors since the end of the corona. With the heat from 5,000 people, the Anyang Gymnasium was so hot that it reminded me of midsummer.
Oh Se-geun, who has already won three championships in Anyang, said, “There was no reaction like this (from fans) while playing in Anyang. It was an incredible match. I was holding a ceremony without even realizing it. My desire to win was so great that my movements got bigger. I can’t forget the cheers of the fans.”바카라사이트
The players are putting all their energy to the point of exhaustion due to the tremendous support of the fans. Coach Kim Sang-sik also laughed, saying, “Today’s game was the most thrilling throughout this season.”
The reporter has also been with the scene of a tolerable professional basketball championship game since 2000, but this is the first time I have experienced this level of spectator numbers and enthusiasm in Korea. It’s like watching Philippine professional basketball. This is the first time in Korea that I have had my ears prickly and dumbfounded not by the sound of a loud amp, but only by the sound of the crowd shouting.
A KGC official welcomed it, saying, “I don’t know if it’s about the Lim Young-woong concert. It’s the first time that so many fans have come to Anyang for basketball. The stadium is as hot as a wet sauna. I think I’ll have to turn on the air conditioner in the 7th game.”
As the championship game goes to the final game 7 after 14 years, the heat at the basketball court on Sunday is expected to explode once again.