Basketball is set within the turbulent period between the Japanese colonial era and the division of Korea into North and South. Kang San (Do Ji-Han) is from a poor family. He struggles to get away from poverty. Through the game of basketball, he becomes successful and meets a girl from the upper class. He dreams of their love overcoming the disparity in their social standing
- Drama: Basketball
- Revised romanization: Basketball
- Hangul: 빠스껫 볼
- Director: Kwak Jung-Hwan
- Writer: Kim Ji-Young, Jang Hee-Jin
- Network: tvN
- Episodes: 18
- Release Date: October 21 – December 17, 2013
Set during the turbulent years of the Japanese occupation until independence, and a few years before the division of Korea into North and South, the story is about the first and last time that Korea had a single, unified national basketball team, which made history by advancing to the quarterfinals of the 1948 London Olympics.
The drama follows the loves, conflicts, unity, and emotional victory of young athletes who cling to the sport as the bright spot in the darkness of their times.
Kang San (Do Ji Han) is from a poor family. He struggles to get away from poverty. Through the game of basketball, he becomes successful and meets Choi Shin Young (Lee Elijah) who come from a rich family. He dreams of their love overcoming the disparity in their social standing.
Meanwhile, Min Chi Ho (Jung Dong Hyun) is a basketball star enjoying nationwide popularity. With his fame, he inspires pride and spirit in his compatriots in the midst of the difficulties suffered during the Japanese occupation. He and Kang San become rivals in basketball and love.
- Basketball Torrent Files takes over the tvN Mondays & Tuesdays 22:00 time slot and will be replaced by “In Need of Romance 3”.