Nam Joo Hyuk Talks About His Love Of Basketball And His 1-On-1 Match With Stephen Curry

On the September 19 broadcast of MBC’s “Radio Star,” Nam Joo Hyuk talked about his love for basketball and his old dream to play professionally.

The actor played on a basketball team when he was in middle school, where his dream to go pro grew. He said, “I played for about three years. I went back and forth between being the point guard and the shooting guard.”

“In high school,” said Nam Joo Hyuk, “I quit playing on the team and joined three-on-three competitions, where there would be a prize of 1 million won (approximately $890). I joined these competitions, and I won them all. Up until that point, I was good at basketball.”

Nam Joo Hyuk also talked about playing basketball with Stephen Curry on “Infinite Challenge,” saying he beat Stephen Curry on a one-on-one match, but that it was edited out of the show. “Of course, [Stephen Curry] was going easy. He didn’t know I used to play, show I showed him.”

On why he quit basketball, Nam Joo Hyuk said, “[When I was 14-15], I got two surgeries on my leg. My shin.”

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