Heo Dong-taek Trio. It is an unforgettable name for the generation who saw the basketball party in person. Heo Dong-taek trio, named after Hur Jae, Kang Dong-hee, and Kim Yoo-taek, led the heyday of Chung-Ang University and the unemployment team Kia Motors in the 1980s and 1990s. In particular, while sharing the heyday of Kia Motors, he left a record of winning the basketball court 7 times, and also won the first season of KBL.
The 2022-2023 SKT A-Dot Professional Basketball All-Star Game was held at the KT Sonicboom Arena in Suwon on the 15th. The second generation of the legendary Heo Dong-taek trio met. The main characters were Heo Ung (KCC), Kang Seong-wook (Sungkyunkwan University), and Choi Jin-soo (Hyundai Mobis).
First, Heo Jae’s eldest son, Heo Woong, is an icon representing KBL. Also the most popular star in KBL, he won 142,475 votes in this All-Star fan vote, ranking first for two consecutive years following last year. He went to this All-Star Game as the captain of Team Heo Woong, and recorded 7 points, 2 rebounds and 4 assists while running for 20 minutes and 41 seconds.
When Heo Woong shined the most, it was a 3-point shooting contest. Advancing to the finals as third in the preliminaries, he defeated Jeon Seong-hyeon (Carrot) and Kim Gook-chan (Hyundai Mobis) in turn in the semifinals and finals, becoming the first 3-point shoot contest champion in his debut. Heo Woong was awarded a prize of 2 million won.
Kim Yoo-taek’s son Choi Jin-soo (previously known as Kim Jin-soo) appeared in the dunk contest. In the preliminaries, he succeeded in a windmill dunk shot of high difficulty, receiving cheers from players and fans. He advanced to the finals by scoring 47 points with just one windmill dunk. Although he lost the championship to Lens Abando (KGC) in the final, he showed off a powerful back dunk and delighted the eyes of those who visited the gym.
Kang Seong-wook, son of Kang Dong-hee, the youngest of the 2-year-old Heo Dong-taek trio, appeared as a surprise guest at the All-Star Game. He played a big role at the 2022 FIBA (International Basketball Federation) U18 메이저사이트 Asian Men’s Basketball Championship held in August last year, helping Korea win the championship. It was the first time in 22 years that Korea reached the top of the U18 Asian Men’s Basketball Championship.
Kang Seong-wook served as a judge for the dunk contest along with coach Lee Se-beom of Yongsan High School and Lee Ju-young (Yonsei University), who were the main players of the championship. He also appeared as a guest in the three-point shooting contest finals and showed off his three-point shooting ability in front of fans. A smile was on his face throughout the All-Star Game.
Heo Dong-taek Trio II met at the All-Star Game. Although they did not work together on the court, just being able to see the second generation of KBL legends in one place was enough to evoke nostalgia among basketball fans.