Feast of the stars. It is a word that refers to the all-star game in professional sports. Launched in 1997, KBL held a total of 24 All-Star Games through the 2021-2022 season. A number of famous scenes were born to match the modifier of the feast of the stars. Then, out of the past 24 All-Star Games, when was the most memorable game? Here’s what the jumpball reporters think is the best All-Star Game.
※This article was published in the January issue of Jump Ball, a basketball magazine.
The second extension, which was not seen due to regular broadcasting, but the match is certain!
Jeong Ji-wook Editor
-in-Chief #1997-1998 Season All-Star Game
In recent years, I think the KBL All-Star Game was not basketball by my standards. This is because they are busy holding events every quarter, even every operation time. No matter how event-oriented the game is, the main must be basketball. I think the recent All-Star Game was a game where you couldn’t focus on ‘basketball’ at all. The essence should also be basketball. In that sense, the most memorable All-Star Game for me is the 1997-1998 season. Nambu starters won 187-180 after a close second overtime match. A total of 45 3-pointers were made by both teams. Looking at the results, don’t you think the game would have been fun? In the southern selection, Kim Young-man poured in a whopping 44 points, but the main character was different. It was Kang Dong-hee. He took Kim Young-man’s pass 7 seconds before the end of the game, with Nambu starters trailing by 3 points at 143-146, and scored a 3-pointer to tie the game, sending the game into overtime. The highlight of the game was the appearance of making a ‘merong’ towards the central starting players after making a successful 3-point shot. Not stopping there, Kang Dong-hee played the role of a solver again in the first extension. 16.8 seconds before the end of the game, with Nambu starter trailing 161-166, he fired another 3-pointer, and then took advantage of opponent Woo Ji-won’s shot misfire to launch a fast attack and assisted Johnny McDowell’s tying layup. The first and second tools were made in his hands. In the end, Nambu starter won, and Kang Dong-hee, who had a triple-double performance with 15 points, 8 rebounds and 13 assists, was selected as the MVP. I have no idea what the second extension is about. This is because it was relayed only until the first extension due to regular broadcasting. It was a time when there was no internet, so you could only find out the results through the sports news at night. It’s unimaginable now, but it was then.
The three most memorable All- Star Games Edited by
-beom #2001-2002, 2016-2017, 2019-2020 Season All-Star Game The All-
Star Game was a memorable event for reporters as there was always a lot to see. There are three most memorable All-Star Games. The first is the 2001-2002 season All-Star Game. It was held at Jamsil Gymnasium, and the game was split only after extra time. The central selection of Andre Perry, Jonny McDowell, and Seo Jang-hoon won 135-132, and it was the best game in many ways, including performance, fan service and reaction. This All-Star Game is more memorable because it was an All-Star Game in which Kim Seung-hyun, Lee Sang-min, and Kang Dong-hee played side by side in the same team (Southern selection). Although Lee Sang-min took first place in the All-Star fan vote, I remember being surprised when Kim Seung-hyun took away the first place in the interim tally. Perry, who appeared wearing a hood, won the MVP along with winning the dunk contest. The 2006-2007 All-Star Game held in Ulsan is memorable because of the performances of Kim Hyo-beom and Dante Jones, and the 2016-2017 All-Star Game held in Busan is memorable because all 11,700 seats at Sajik Gymnasium in Busan were sold out. The match was more lively because of KBS 1TV’s commentary. The mannequin challenge performed by the players abruptly, a group dance full of entertainment, and Michael Craig’s showmanship were impressive. Around this time, it seems that the players gave the impression that they were preparing with one mind and heart for the fans.
Lastly, I would like to mention the 2019-2020 All-Star Game held at Incheon Samsan Gymnasium. All seats in the gym were sold out, and Heo Woong and Heo Hoon even performed a 1-on-1 confrontation performance, giving back to the fans who put them on stage. The entrance performances of the players also began to be regarded as ‘sincere’ from this time. Kim Jong-kyu’s Pikachu costume is still unforgettable. Personally, while watching this all-star game, I was convinced that the awareness of KBL, which had hit rock bottom, was gradually rising. The uniforms were so pretty that I bought two. However, unfortunately, the 2019-2020 season, which was about to become ‘the best ever’ as Corona 19 spread, suffered the pain of being stopped early. The All-Star Game is no longer just a basketball event. It is an event where KBL stars pour all their talents and talents for their fans. His attitude is also sincere. Even in the mid-2000s, some players wandered around and asked, “What can I do today?” Times have changed, and players are enjoying their time and giving back a lot. This year, I hope to become an all-star who will leave good memories for a long time.
I saw it on TV, but the second overtime game that remained in my mind the most.
Reporter Lee Jae-beom
#1997-1998 Season All
-Star Game The scenes that come to mind when I think of the All-Star Game are divided into pieces. Purvis Pasco’s free-throw line dunk from the 2006-2007 season All-Star Game held in Ulsan, a province for the first time, the dunk contest in the 2003-2004 season when Antoine Hall lost the dunk king to Alex Calcamo because he didn’t understand the rules, cheerleaders from 10 clubs The 2001-2002 Season All-Star Game, which watched the cheerleaders’ dance contest, which had been prepared for about a month, and the 2015-2016 All-Star Game, where the entire basketball court was filled with spectacular performances by Mnet Produce 101 participants, etc. to be.
However, when I think of this game, the 1997-1998 All-Star Game, which I saw on the TV screen, not on the field, remains the most in my mind. Like an all-star game, a great scoring battle unfolded. Even so, the match did not tilt sharply to one side. In the fourth quarter, Kang Dong-hee’s 3-point shot went into the first overtime with 7 seconds left in the close game. With 24.8 seconds left in the first overtime period, the midfielder led 166-161 with Moon Kyung-eun’s quick break, and the game seemed to have been decided. Shouts of victory were also heard from the stands. However, following Kang Dong-hee’s 3-point shot and Woo Ji-won’s no-throw jumper failure, Johnny McDowell succeeded in tying the score with 0.7 seconds left. The relay ended when the second overtime went into 166-166. The result I found out later was 187-180. It’s regrettable that he couldn’t finish on the field, but it’s all the more memorable because this kind of scoring ability will never come out again. 바카라사이트
Correspondent Choi Chang-hwan
All-Star Game that enriched my rookie season
#2009-2010 Season All-Star Game
From Vince King’s first dunk contest victory to Choi Jun-yong’s hidden camera and mannequin challenge, many All-Star Games enjoyed by fans and reporters are memorable, but among them, the 2009-2010 All-Star Game comes to mind first. At the time, I was working as an internet reporter for the now-defunct online basketball magazine, Basket Today, and the first event I covered was All-Star Weekend. I went to the press box for the first time since I was born, and I remember that there was a ballpoint pen made by fans as a gift to commemorate ‘original KBL idol’ Lee Sang-min’s first place in the all-star fan vote. In the dunk contest, Joseph Taylor performed various performances such as Honey Dip and Between the Wreck and won the championship by beating Brian Dunstone, who bowed to the judges and begged for points (?). At that time, KBL also had event games such as Rising Star, where rookies and sophomores faced each other like the NBA. The official name was the Rookie Challenge. Kang Byung-hyun, who was selected for the sophomore team along with Ha Seung-jin, Kim Min-soo, and Yun Ho-young, recorded a triple-double (24 points, 11 rebounds, and 10 assists) and was selected as the Rookie Challenge MVP. I remember Kang Byung-Hyun’s impression, “It’s the first time I’ve ever had a triple-double after starting basketball,” and admiring him, saying, “He’s a better-looking player in real life.” There were also things I couldn’t laugh at. Ha Seung-jin, who was full of showmanship, suffered an injury to his left calf while imitating the dribbling of guards in front of Lee Seung-jun. In the aftermath of this, Ha Seung-jin was not only absent for a while, but also had restrictions on playing time in the playoffs. In the end, KCC handed over the championship to Hyundai Mobis (Mobis at the time) in the championship match. Still, when the All-Star Game approaches, the episodes that filled the All-Star Game in my rookie season come to mind. I hope our youngest also experiences many episodes in this All-Star Game~!
A Piece of Memories with Dante Jones
Reporter Seo Ho-min
#2003-2004, 2005-2006 Season All-Star Game
Lucky(?) I was able to intuit both games that had quite an impact. The most memorable is the 2003-2004 season all-star game. Isn’t the All-Star Game a place of celebration with fans? In that sense, I think the 2003-2004 All-Star Game was the best match for this purpose among KBL’s all-star games. The hip-hop group One Time, which was rising in popularity at the time, sang the song ‘HOT Hot’ at the halftime celebration performance, and foreign players such as Jason Williams, Albert White, and Antwan Hall improvised and performed a wonderful groove to the song. I remember giving it to you. FYI, the video is still intact on YouTube. The 2005-2006 All-Star Game, famous for kissing Lee Benson, also had an intuition. Perhaps it is a landscape that is difficult to see now. Speaking of TMI at this time, Dante Jones, who drove the ‘Dante craze’ at the time, threw his uniform into the crowd every time as a fan service after the game, and his mother, who was intuitive with this uniform, overcame many competitions and caught it. Unfortunately, Jones’ jersey was not taken home. Because Jones gave so many jerseys to the fans, there were almost no jerseys left, and KT&G club staff had no choice but to ask for understanding and return them. Instead, the KT&G club invited them to a KT&G home game later and gave them a chance to watch in the VIP seats. It was my first intuition match at Anyang Gymnasium.
Was the All-Star Game this much fun?
Reporter Cho Young-doo #2017-2018 Season All-Star Game
As a basketball fan in the past, the All-Star Game was the least fun day of the entire season. The excitement of the game was noticeably lowered, and the event also felt like a forced laugh. After working as a jump ball internet reporter for the 2017-2018 season, I went to cover the All-Star Game for the first time. The All-Star Game on this day had many fun and interesting elements. The 2017-2018 season was the first season in which, like the NBA, the 1st and 2nd place in the fan vote directly selected their teammates and competed head-to-head. It was a head-to-head match between Oh Se-geun’s Magic Team, who ranked first in the fan vote, and Lee Jung-hyun’s Dream Team, who ranked second. Coincidentally, Oh Se-geun’s Magic Team mainly had tall players, while Lee Jung-hyun’s Dream Team had many short players. During the game, the Oh Se-geun Magic Team displayed a tall lineup consisting of Choi Jun-yong, Choi Jin-soo, Lee Jong-hyun, James Kelly, and David Simon. Then, Lee Jung-hyun’s magic team faced off with Kim Si-rae, Yang Dong-geun, Doo Kyung-min, Dionte Button, and Song Gyo-chang. When the tall players made fun of them by passing over the heads of the tall players, the short players threw the ball between the legs of the tall players, causing fans to laugh. I remember looking at it with a smile as it was a scene I hadn’t seen before in the All-Star Game. In the match, Lee Jung-hyun’s Dream Team won 117-104. Here, Choi Jun-yong’s hidden camera event was a legend that will remain in the history of all-star games. Announcer Park Jong-min, who was in charge of the event, called Choi Jun-yong to the court and offered to give him a luxury foreign-made car if he succeeded in making a half-line shot while blindfolded. In fact, when Choi Joon-yong put on an eyepatch and prepared to shoot, the screen said, ‘The hidden camera will start from now on. Even if the goal is not scored, please cheer as if it was scored.” Of course, the half-line shot couldn’t go in, The scene went wild as if it had been successful. In particular, all the players came out to the court and threw congratulatory bread(?) to Choi Jun-yong, making the venue a sea of laughter. It was also the event that made me laugh out loud the most. The 2022-2023 All-Star Game is just around the corner, and I hope to see the hidden camera event again.