It is a slang that has been used for a long time to refer to the older generation, such as ‘Kkondae’, the elderly, fathers, and teachers. In the past, it was mainly used by some people in their teens and twenties, but at some point, the original meaning was expanded and transformed.
Mainly, the younger generation has a lot of meaning to criticize the stubborn way of thinking of the older generation, but recently, it is widely used to refer to those who are selfish and blocked in communication in an open sympathy that ‘age is not a problem’. The reason why the words “young kkondae” and “young kkondae” are coming out, there are many parts that nod our heads when viewed from the big picture.
Among NBA stars, there is a player called ‘Kkondae’ among domestic fans. Jimmy Butler (34‧201cm), who is conducting the Miami Heat in an ace mode that is strong against big games in the current playoffs, is the main character. Butler reveals a lot of classic colors that remind him of past players in his play style. This is why they are nicknamed ‘Mr. Old School’.
But it’s hard to hear the old man’s voice. This is because Butler is not the only player who plays with a classic feel. Butler’s true ‘kkondaepower (?)’ lies in his mindset and lifestyle. Despite the increasing number of players with individualism and personality, Butler is famous as a player who emphasizes loyalty to the team, passion for victory, and dedicated game attitude.
Like Michael Jordan and the late Kobe Bryant, he is a player who spares no effort to realize his great desire to compete. Regardless of the place or situation, he is a hard worker who wakes up at 3 am every day, does weight training for 2 hours, and continues training until the morning without sleeping. Due to this mindset and inclination, he is often mentioned as one of the players who want to play together with players who have a strong desire to compete.
Of course, if you do this far, you may not even hear the ‘Kkondae’ sound. However, the problem is that Butler shows an attitude that seems to demand his thoughts and will to the recent free-spirited young players. In the 1990s, when Jordan was in full swing, it might not be a big deal. In fact, not only Jordan, but many other leaders at the time showed an attitude close to coercion when guiding or teaching his juniors.
But now it’s the 2020s. There are many players who do not have an old school mindset because they have changed too much in the way they think from the past. Even if they try to teach with a good heart, there are not a few cases in which they respond back with an attitude of ‘what are you?’ Because of this, Butler was often rumored to be at odds with certain players within his team.
Butler isn’t a very gifted player in the NBA. He has talent, as evidenced by his 30th pick in the first round of the 2011 draft, but not many expected him to grow into an ace level. In addition, the wingspan is only 202cm, so it is close to a crocodile arm compared to its height.
This is more evident when compared to Kawhi Leonard (221cm), who is famous for his long sleeves. Since he was originally recognized for his defense, it is not an exaggeration to say that his ability in offense and defense would have improved even if he had only an average wingspan. Because of this, Butler can’t stand players (especially his teammates) who seem a bit lazy or lack eagerness even though they have excellent talents such as natural physical conditions. You just have to be good at yourself, pretending not to see it, but it seems that there are many times when you have to give direct or indirect advice to solve your intuition.
As mentioned earlier, Butler is not a ‘naeronambul’. He is continuing his behavior as a model student by putting in a lot of effort to improve his skills and not causing any problems off the court. There is not a single tattoo that is commonly seen among his players, and he is faithfully keeping his promises and routines.
Judging from these and other tendencies, Butler seems to have grown up in an exemplary family with a good home education and no wrinkles, but the reality is different. His childhood was very unhappy. His biological father left his family when he was very young and his biological mother abandoned him when he was 13 years old. With nowhere to go at his young age, Butler was forced to sleep on the couch or on the floor, touring his friends’ homes. He had no relatives to turn to for help, no institutions to show concern for.
Surprisingly, even in the middle of it, he didn’t fall into the bad side. This may have been influenced by his original character, but above all, it is largely because of his great passion for basketball. Butler wanted to play basketball even in the middle of it, and he went on to high school with difficulty. Afterwards, through a 3-point shoot match, through a relationship with a junior, he becomes a family at his house and is able to focus on sports.
His junior’s mother was raising multiple children and did not welcome Butler at first because her household was not well-off. However, it is said that he believed in him and accepted him as his adoptive son because he had a good character and played well with children. It is a miracle that would not have happened if Butler had been lured into crime or had been a rogue.
As a player who always works hard, Butler continues to improve every season. Because of his tendency to encourage teamwork, teams with Butler often grow together with other players. That’s what Miami is today. Unlike Miami, which took first place in the Eastern Conference in the regular season last season, this season it fell to 7th place and had to go through a play-in tournament to advance to the playoffs.
Even then,ㅋㅋㅋ벳 he lost 105-116 to the Atlanta Hawks and barely won a single bridge match against the Chicago Bulls, and was able to board the playoff stage in the last train. The opponent in the first round was the Milwaukee Bucks, the top seed with the highest win rate. It was a game that was expected to be inferior to anyone, but Butler, who is strong in big games, fought bravely with his colleagues and eventually confirmed his advance to the second round with a series record of 4 wins and 1 loss. It was significant in that it was the sixth time in NBA history that the No. 8 seed defeated the No. 1 seed.
The second round match against the New York Knicks is also going on fiercely. Miami used the rising trend that captured Milwaukee to win the first game, but in the second game, which was played without Butler, they unfortunately gave up the game 111-105. Butler suffered an injury to his right ankle in the fourth quarter of Game 1, but it is known that it is not a major injury.
The key is when can sorties be possible. Because he plays such an important role in the team, even if he can’t play for a long time, he can have an impact just by coming out and being with him. Will Butler be able to overcome the regret of missing the second game and lead Miami’s upward trend from the third game? Fans’ eyes and ears are focused on the move of the ‘Kkondae who doesn’t give up’.