"Rebound by one of the big guys... Divac, I think... Hands off to one of the little guards... The big guy with the beard passes off to the little lefty... Boy, I'm having trouble with these names."- Johnny Most
- Ha Seung-Jin - It seems to be often assumed that Ha is an unathletic clunker. And that doesn't seem right. He's rather slow, of course, as is inevitable for any 7'4 homosapien other than a young Shawn Bradley. But unathletic? In relative terms, no, not really.
Ignore the underlying slightly mocking tone of the video, and focus on the agility. For a 7'4 monster of a man, that's pretty good. Ha is back in his native South Korea and starring at a low level of basketball, and there's absolutely no reason to assume an NBA return will ever happen. Yet let's try to at least carve an accurate legacy.
Cult hero Ha is in his native South Korea, where he just finished up another KBL season. Playing his second season for KGG Egis, Ha has averaged 13.4 points and 9.1 rebounds in 29 minutes per game, shooting 65% from the field and 53% from the line. Ha missed the last two months of the regular season, but returned Willis Reed-style to play the last three games of the KBL Finals. It wasn't enough though to prevent KGG losing the series 3-2. They lost the last game of the finals by a blowout 38 points. Bit of a lame note to go out on.
How about a video of Ha Seung-Jin, Lamond Murray and Sam Perkins extolling the virtues of yoga? And of Ha?
Note: Non-US teams that the player
has played for are, unless stated otherwise, from the top division in
that nation. If a league or division name is expressly stated, it's not
the top division. The only exceptions to this are the rare occasions where
no one league is said to be above the other, such as with the JBL/BJ League
split in Japan.