The brightest stars in professional basketball’s “Festival of Stars” were absent due to injuries.
The Korea Basketball Federation (KBL) announced on Wednesday that it has changed its roster for the 2023-2024 professional basketball All-Star Game. Suwon KT’s Huh Hoon and Seoul SK’s Kim Sun-hyung, who were selected as All-Stars, will not be able to participate in the All-Star Game due to injury.
Heo Hoon and Kim Sun-hyung are popular players representing professional basketball as well as their respective teams. After being discharged from the military service in Sangmu this year, Heo Hoon played in 15 games and led KT’s offense, ranking third with an average of 14.9 points and 3.9 assists. In the All-Star voting that ended on the 18th of last month, he also showed off his superstar status, ranking second after his brother Heo Woong (166,616 votes) who got the most votes. However, Heo Hoon suffered a calf injury in the last game of the first half against Wonju DB on the 8th, and was diagnosed as inevitable that he would miss the All-Star game for more than a month. Kim Sun-hyung, who was the MVP of last year’s league and the most MVP (three times) in the All-Star game, injured his right ankle in a game against Changwon LG on the 9th. Kang Sang-jae (DB) and Choi Sung-won (Director Ahn Yang) who were ranked second in voting for the All-Star game, were replaced instead of the two players.
Not only them, but there are also many other stars who cannot participate in the All-Star Game due to their injuries. Lens Abando (Jeong Kwan-jang) and Kebe Aluma (Ulsan Hyundai Mobis) who tried to participate in the dunk contest last year, and Kim Kook-chan (Hyundai Mobis) who tried to participate in the three-point shooting contest will also not be able to participate due to injuries. A total of 14 people will participate in the three-point shooting contest and a total of 10 people will participate in the dunk contest.라바카지노
The KBL All-Star Game for the 2023-2024 season, which was largely missing due to injury relays, will be held at Goyang Sono Arena, the home stadium of the Goyang Sono Sky Gunners, on the 14th.