On the day SK confirmed its overall advantage against Samsung, a special trophy was displayed on the court and attracted attention. 바카라 SK became the first team to win this trophy.
Seoul SK and Seoul Samsung have been competing every season since the 2017-2018 season under the name of ‘S-Derby’. Both teams’ team names start with S, and they both have Seoul as their hometowns, so it was named S-Derby.
It is true that SK and Samsung have never been to the playoffs side by side, and their history is short compared to the rivalry that existed during the unemployment period or the early days of KBL, and the rivalry in professional baseball (LG, Doosan). However, officials from both teams are working hard to raise the ‘board’ by holding planning meetings about S-Derby in depth every season for the revival of professional basketball.
A special trophy was also added for the 2022-2023 season. Both teams are displaying S-Derby commemorative trophies from the S-Derby held at Jamsil Student Gymnasium on Christmas last year. It is a trophy made by both teams with half of the production cost, and the trophy is made in the form of a ball inside the rim. On the front side, ‘SEOUL RIVAL MATCH S-DERBY’ is engraved with a large S, and on the back side, the opponent’s records for each season from the 2017-2018 season, when S-Derby was officially organized, to the last season, are written.
The S-Derby trophy will be won by the team that has the upper hand in the opponent’s record from this season, and will be displayed only in the S-Derby held at the team’s home from the next season. This season, SK won 115-113, 4 wins and 1 loss after a close match that went from head-to-head on the 16th to overtime, and confirmed the superiority regardless of the result of the 6th round.
However, since this is the first season after the trophy was produced, the trophy will be displayed at Jamsil Gymnasium on March 19th, when the 6th round match will be held. The next season can only be seen at Jamsil Student Gymnasium, the home stadium of SK.
An official from SK said, “I thought it would be more motivating when both teams had a title to win, so I made it. We are also thinking about using the trophy as a material in the YouTube content of both teams in the future.”
Kim Seon-hyung took the lead in helping SK win their first S-Derby trophy, scoring 29 points and 13 assists, the most tied for a player, in a head-to-head match on the 16th. Kim Seon-hyung said, “S Derby had many close games regardless of power or ranking. The players seem to be aware that they are Seoul rivals and work harder. Personally, I hope S-Derby continues. I think S-Derby can be more active only when there are more fun games.”
Kim Seon-hyeong continued, “I briefly touched the trophy yesterday, but our team brought it this season. When I receive it, I will have to touch it again.