Korean Basketball League (KBL) . The KBL is the professional basketball league of South Korea. Its inaugural season was in 1997. The season starts in October and ends in April the following year. KBL is consisted of 10 teams. Each team plays 54 games (27 home games, 27 road games). Each team is allowed to have 2 foreign players. Foreign players in the league are almost always either a forward or center, these foreign players are not allowed to exceed 6 feet 8 inches.