Posted by alim17146 pts Friday, February 20, 2015

Jinwoon leads the Gangnam Lakers to gold in 'Idol Star Olympics' basketball tournament

Jinwoon, Insoo, Kangin, Jackson

The basketball tournament for MBC's 'Idol Star Olympics' ended on February 20 with Gangnam Lakers coming out for the gold!  The team, which had Jinwoon as the captain and Jackson, Jun Woo Sung, and HISTORY's Na Do Gyun as the members went up against the Mani Keun Jordan Team, which has Kangin as the captain and Tao, INFINITE's L and Sungjong, BTOB's Minhyuk and Sungjae, and MYNAME's Insoo as members, ultimately earned the silver.

The Gangnam Lakers team continuously moved forward, but the Mani Keun Jordan Team grasped a chance to achieve a turnaround.  Mani Keun Jordan Team's Insoo, who really impressed with his skills throughout the whole tournament, had an and-1 opportunity with three minutes left on the clock, and even shot in the free throw which gave his team a 15 to 14 lead.  

The game was back and forth throughout and as the Mani Keun Jordan Team was trailing 18 to 15 with 5.7 seconds on the clock, Insoo had an opportunity to tie it with 3 free throws because he was fouled at the 3-point line.  Unfortunately, he only made one of the three free throws and his team had a lane violation for the third free throw which put Jinwoon at the foul line. Jinwoon missed both free throws but Gangnam Lakers' Jackson was able to grab the rebound and was immediately fouled. With 2.4 seconds left on the clock, Jackson got a free throw in, making the score 19 to 16!  

After rebounding Jackson's second missed free throw attempt, Mani Keun Jordan Team's Minhyuk was fouled with just 0.3 seconds left on the clock. He made the first free throw and the score was 19 to 17. The only hope left was to purposely miss the second free throw and hope to score a tap in off a rebound to tie the game. Unfortunately, he airballed the second free throw attempt and the Gangnam Lakers took possession of the ball.

In the end, Gangnam Lakers won 19 to 17, earning the gold!  Impressively enough, their team captain Jinwoon scored 15 points alone, proving to be an MVP. 

  1. Jinwoon
  2. Insoo
  3. Kangin
  4. Jackson
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