Jang Min-guk’s team, Nagasaki Belka, will host the “2023-24 Japanese Professional Basketball B League Regular League” against Lee Dae-sung’s team Seahos Mikawa at Nagasaki Gymnasium in Japan at 6 p.m. on the 28th (Korea Standard Time).
Nagasaki is a powerhouse that ranks third in the Western District with 6 wins and 1 loss. Mikawa, who has won three consecutive games, is third in the Central Division with four wins and three losses. The two rising teams clash.
Last season alone, Yang Jae-min was a Korean player playing in the first division of Japanese professional basketball. With Jang Min-guk and Lee Dae-sung joining this season, South Korean players have a chance to face off. In response, the B League Secretariat also actively promoted live broadcasts for Korean fans.
Jang Min-guk vs. Lee Dae-sung, who advanced from KBL to the B League, became the main character of the season’s first “Korean Derby.” The B League Secretariat officially announced on the 25th, “We have decided to broadcast the match against Mikawa live on YouTube’s B League International channel.”
In the B League, many Korean and Filipino players are playing through the Asian Quarter System. League B originally operates Internet broadcasting for a fee, but broadcasts special games free of charge to attract foreign fans. This is the first time that “Korean Derby” will be broadcast live in Korea.
Upon hearing the news of the Korean broadcast, Lee Dae-sung said, “It’s good. Korean fans seem to be seeing themselves for the first time this season. If you cheer a lot while watching the game, I think it will give you a lot of strength,” he said.
Asian quarter players Jang Min-guk and Lee Dae-sung will defend each other and play a real match. Professional is a world of cold-headedness. There is absolutely no concession due to the circumstances of his team. One should taste defeat.
Lee Dae-sung, who plays as a small forward for his team, said, “Can we afford to care about matchups with Jang Min-guk. The role and responsibility are great in the team. “If all three Korean players play the season healthy rather than the matchup, that’s the best,” he said, taking care of his teammates.
Jang Min-guk said the same thing. “All three Korean players are not in a situation to continue to relax in the team. I hope everyone adapts well and there is no injury. I sometimes contact Daesung,” he said, looking forward to a showdown with Lee Dae-sung.
In addition, Jang Min-guk vs. Yang Jae-min will be held on November 11 and 12. On December 9th and 10th, Lee Dae-sung and Yang Jae-min will face off. The Sendai club will designate this day as “Korea Day” to release package products and hold various events related to Korea.