On October 9th, Li Gen talked about his current feelings and thoughts in an interview with reporters after the new season swearing ceremony of the Beijing Enterprises Men’s Basketball Team, as well as his understanding of the Beijing Enterprises team, that is, "a brand new collective, familiar teammates." Under the premise of ensuring a healthy body and a good competitive state in the new season, we will try our best to help the team achieve the season goals.
Li Gen said: "Although I have come to a new team, I am not unfamiliar at all. Because I am familiar with this city, I have struggled here. There are more familiar teammates here, almost all the faces. I don’t feel unfamiliar, on the contrary, I feel very kind. The team has my teammate Lao Ma when I was in the Shougang team. I can’t call it Lao Ma anymore. I need to be called Ma Mentor, and Sun Yue. We have fought together and played together. Cooperate and cooperate on the court, and of course I have also competed for position when playing for different teams. There are a lot of me here.
When talking about the issues that are most likely to bother him in the new season, Li Gen frankly said: "It's still a health problem. The season is very long and there will be many temporary emergencies. I have a lot of old injuries. I have to go abroad for treatment almost every year, and this year I have not been able to achieve it due to special reasons. I have often troubled me before the injury. I must pay attention to this aspect, strive to play a full season in health, and play my best role to help the team. Trying my best."
Li Gen revealed: "I had a deep talk with Director Ma and exchanged a lot. He hopes that my playing time will be added this season. Whether I will be a starter or a substitute, I must communicate and determine at any time according to the specific situation. Lao Ma told me I was surprised when he wanted me to play in every game.” However, Li Gen did not specifically disclose the specific time required by Lao Ma.
Speaking of the unsuccessful season in the past, Li Gen was quite touched, "I think every professional athlete will not always be smooth sailing in his growth and career. He will encounter setbacks. I have no surprises. But everyone will grow. The unsatisfactory and unpleasant things will pass. I understand this very well. Through my own efforts, I will let everyone see my progress and my growth."