Monday, November 29

‘Puck’ when the 3-point shot failed… Daughter of ex-NBA player who beat up Korean student

Controversy arises after the daughter of a former NBA player beat up a Korean girl in an American youth basketball game.

On the 11th local time, foreign media such as ABC in the United States reported that an assault occurred at the youth basketball tournament held in Garden Grove City, Orange County, California on the 7th.

According to the report, Miss A collided with an opposing player while landing after throwing a 3-point shot while the team was losing more than 15 points and fell together.

After confirming that the 3-point shot went off the rim, Ms. A got up and played backcourt, then suddenly swung her fist and hit the opponent’s neck hard. The opposing player fell straight on the court.


The victim was identified as 15-year-old Lorin Ham, born to a Korean father and a Chinese mother.

Ham’s mother said, “My daughter was diagnosed with a concussion and is currently receiving treatment. She can’t go to school and is locked up in a dark room.” said.

He continued, “According to the other players and the referee at the scene, the mother of Miss A shouted, ‘Go and beat him.’ said he did.

Finally, he said, “The goal was for my daughter to go to college with basketball,” he said.

Corey Benjamin
Miss A, who assaulted Miss Ham, is known to be the daughter of former NBA player Corey Benjamin.

Benjamin joined the Chicago Bulls with the 28th pick in the 1st round of the 1998 NBA Draft, and was also recruited as a mercenary for the Daegu Orions (now Goyang Orions) in the Korean professional basketball (KBL) during the 2007-2008 season.

As the controversy spread, Benjamin apologized on behalf of Miss A. In an interview with NBC, he said, “I sincerely apologize to the victim, his family, and the many people who may have felt uncomfortable with this incident. I wish the victim a speedy recovery.”

He also said, “I am also disappointed with my daughter who has acted inconsistent with my family’s ideology and values. I will help you resolve this issue amicably.”

Netizens mentioned that Benjamin was arrested for domestic violence in 2000 and 2016, and that Miss A also assaulted another player during the game in September, saying, “He is his father and his daughter.” I can’t seem to control it,” and “the home environment is really important”, etc.

This is a ‘news pick’.

(Photo=’hammyalice’ Instagram, ‘CBS Los Angeles’ YouTube)

Reference-news.sbs.co.kr

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