The Seoul Samsung Thunders of the Korean Basketball League will play an exhibition game against a team of professional and former college players Friday night. The Korean team has been practicing for two weeks at Kaiser Permanente Arena.
The Seoul Samsung Thunders, formerly known as Samsung Basketball Team, won 25 championships while boasting a 67% winning percentage before the launch of the Korean Basketball League (KBL) in 1997. Since then, the Seoul Samsung Thunders won two league championships during the 2000-01 and 2005-06 seasons.
The Santa Cruz team will be called The Cruz presented by Krate, in keeping with the sports trend of selling a name to every possible activity.