Professional basketball without awards for individual records needs to be revived

Men’s professional basketball KBL does not have awards based on records. There is no concept of a title holder that can serve as a standard for star players representing the league, like baseball’s home run king and soccer’s scorer.

KBL awards the regular league best player (MVP), rookie award, best 5, skill development award, sixth man award, defense 5 girl award, best defense award, etc. selected by reporters’ vote.

No awards are given to players who rank first in points, rebounds, assists, blocked shots, or steals. A special award will be given if a separate standard is set and achieved only with the total record.

It’s not like it didn’t exist from the beginning. When it was launched in 1997, the first place in each category was awarded, but it was completely abolished from the 2004-2005 season.

This is because some of the coaching staff and players colluded and staged a skit called ‘Sharing the Title’ in order to win the title in the final game of the 2003-2004 regular season.

The game in question was on March 7, 2004, between Incheon Etland (now Daegu Korea Gas Corporation) and Wonju TG Sambo (now Wonju DB) and Ulsan Hyundai Mobis and Changwon LG.

Moon Kyung-eun (then E-Land, current KBL game headquarters) and Woo Ji-won (then Hyundai Mobis, retired), who were competing for the 3-point shot title, succeeded in making 22 and 21 3-pointers, respectively, in a push cartel.

Since it was decided whether or not to advance to the playoffs, the two continued to throw 3-pointers whenever there was an opportunity to open, and the opponent did not defend normally.

It may be understandable to intentionally give a teammate a lot of attacking opportunities for the record, but not defending the opponent for the title match was an absurd scene that lost the sports spirit.

It wasn’t just the 3-point shot. At the time, Etland faced TG Sambo, Kim Joo-seong (current DB acting manager) was challenging for the block shot title. Kim Joo-seong recorded 11 block shots in the final game with E-Land’s help, beating RF Bassett (KCC) and becoming the first Korean player to rank first in block shots.카지노사이트

With these games that teased the fans, KBL was on the cutting board, and in the end, it was decided to abolish the awards by category. In the 2003-2004 season, only the problematic 3-point shot and block shot categories were not awarded, and from the 2004-2005 season, they were all removed.

Nevertheless, titles can be a great motivator for players. Competition between players can also become a new concern for fans.

In the meantime, it is evaluated inside and outside the basketball world that awareness of game manipulation has increased significantly over the years, and that the consciousness of coaches and players has matured compared to that time. The idea of ​​the scene is that there is not a high risk of a recurrence of jjamjjami as there are more eyes to watch.

Many years have passed. The glory lost due to the mistakes of the seniors must be restored to the juniors. Coincidentally, one of the parties at the time, Moon Kyung-eun, is currently working as the head of the KBL game headquarters. I look forward to the voice of active resurrection.

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