Gong Yoo is back with another editorial and this time, it’s for men’s magazine, Esquire Korea. The handsome actor sat down with the magazine company to talk about a few of his favorite things in life, including his passion for sports.

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I don’t play golf. I still enjoy playing and running with a ball rather than just hitting it.

I love basketball and I also like tennis. I can feel that my joints aren’t what they used to be, but I still think basketball is so fun. I still go crazy for the NBA and watch their games. I learned how to play tennis for half a year before my schedule got too busy, but I would like to pick it back up once my filming is complete.

— Gong Yoo

The Seobok actor continued to prove his youthful nature by revealing his sneakerhead ways.

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I’ve always loved sneakers. There have been times where I think, ‘okay let’s stop, no more, this is useless. Let’s let it go Ji Chul-ah (birth name).’ I will stop here and there, but then I start buying them again. I thought about why I’m so obsessed with buying sneakers and I realized it’s because I’m compensating for my childhood when I couldn’t buy the things I wanted.

When I see a pair of Jordan’s that I like, my hands just gravitate towards them. If I buy one pair, I can’t stop myself and then somehow I have them in every color…

— Gong Yoo

The fit 41-year-old actor surprised absolutely nobody when he shared that he may have an addiction to exericising.

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I can’t give up exercising. The amazing feeling you get when you sweat, there’s an addictive feeling to it. I think many people can agree with me, whether they’re actors or not, but once you reach a certain age you can only do so many things as a hobby.

— Gong Yoo

We didn’t think we could love Gong Yoo more and yet, here we are. You can catch his entire interview with Esquire Korea, here!