When a young rapper came up to him, Park Seo Yeon asked, “What do you want?”
And he was ready to do whatever he could to help his team win.
Park, the son of a former basketball player, is a native of South Korea who grew up playing for the national basketball team, including playing with former NBA All-Star Kevin Durant, who was in Seoul during the 2016 Olympics.
Park was an early favorite to win the 2018 NBA All Player Rookie of the Year award.
But after the 2018-19 season, Park was traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers, and the Cavs selected him with the No. 4 overall pick.
Park went on to become the Cavaliers’ No. 1 overall pick in 2019 and was the only member of the team to earn a contract extension through the 2021-22 season.
He averaged 16.4 points, 9.3 rebounds and 3.3 assists in his first two seasons in Cleveland, but was limited to just 31 games in 2021-23.
Park also spent a large portion of the season playing for a team in the Korean Basketball Association, and was suspended in early 2018 after he was caught on camera taking a picture of his crotch.
He was arrested on misdemeanor battery charges in 2019, and later pleaded guilty to misdemeanor battery and was sentenced to two months probation and community service.
Park returned to Cleveland to play in the 2017 NBA Finals, but after a brief injury, he decided to transfer to the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.
He is the first UNC student-athlete to ever be named an All-American and a Final Four participant.
He played in the NCAA Tournament for the first time in 2018 and had a breakout season in 2019.
In 2021-20, Park led UNC to the Elite Eight for the second consecutive season, averaging 19.4 ppg.
He became the first player in program history to average 20 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists while shooting at least 40 percent from the field and 50 percent from three-point range.
After the 2019-20 season, he left UNC for the NBA Draft, where he was selected in the first round.
He started out his college career at Kentucky, averaging 9.8 points per game in just 16 games before suffering a season-ending knee injury in late April 2020.
He re-signed with the Cavs in 2021, but the Cavs released him in late 2018.
In 2018-2019, Park played in nine games for the New Orleans Pelicans, averaging 3.7 points per contest and 6.3 boards.
He had a solid second season in the NBA, averaging 13.8 ppg, 3.4 rpg and 2.7 bpg.
In 2019-2020, Park averaged 12.8 and 6 points per outing, respectively, and also averaged 1.5 steals and 1.1 blocks per game.
He also started his professional career with the New York Knicks, where the Knicks selected him in the third round in 2020.
In 2020-21, Park had a very good rookie season with the Knicks, averaging 16.6 points, 8.3 rpg, 5.1 assists and 3 blocks per contest.
In a very impressive second season with New York, he averaged 25.2 points, 5 assists and 2 steals per game and shot 50 percent on threes.
He returned to the Knicks in 2021 after being released from the NBA due to the suspension of the NCAA.
In the 2018 Draft, Park signed a three-year, $30 million contract with the Los Angeles Lakers, who selected him No. 9 overall.
He helped the Lakers finish first in the Pacific Division, before losing in the Western Conference semifinals to the Warriors.
After spending the summer of 2019 with the Lakers, Park and the Lakers traded to Toronto in March 2020, and he signed with the Raptors.
He scored 12.5 points per games in his rookie season, and shot 54.7 percent from beyond the arc in 2020-20.
He spent part of the year with the Clippers in 2020, averaging 7.5 ppg and 3 rpg in 17 games, but missed the entire season after undergoing a shoulder injury in early March.
He made a return to the NBA in 2021 with the Miami Heat, where his scoring averaged 16 points per night and averaged 9.2 rebounds per game, but he missed part of his second season due to a shoulder sprain.
Park played the majority of the 2021 NBA season with Indiana, averaging 10.4 rebounds per contest in the regular season.
In his second NBA season, his scoring average averaged 13.6 ppg in 26 games.
Park started the season in Miami and averaged 7.0 ppg as a reserve, but returned to Indiana in late July.
Park made his NBA debut on Dec. 11, 2020, in a game against the Dallas Mavericks.
He led the Pacers to a 101-98 win over the Mavericks, and in a win