is a professional basketball team established by a joint effort of Malaysia's
very own young successful entrepreneurs who have a passion for sports
Mr. Ruben Emir Gnanalingam, Dato' Wira Dani Daim and Dato' Robin Tan
KL Dragons is the first team to represent Malaysia in the ASEAN Basketball
League (ABL), which would be running from the month of October till February every year. The ABL league is fully endorsed by the South East Asia Basketball Association (SEABA) and International Basketball Federation (FIBA) Asia.
KL Dragons long-term vision is to create regional platform of high performance sports and as a self-sustaining professional team in Malaysia. In order to achieve such a feat, KL Dragons will be investing into facilities, infrastructure and players development to build and create an entertainment entity around basketball to be the second most popular sport in Malaysia next to football.
Quoting from Dato' Wira Dani Daim, who envisions a future for youths picking
up basketball as a profession, “We will be creating another avenue for kids to participate in a healthy lifestyle and sports by giving them a target and show should they strive to rise to the top, they can eventually play the game they
love as professional players”.
KL Dragons would be organizing an Under-14 and Under-17 league with the objective of nurturing the youth in basketball, developing them into professional players. With teams from 5 other different countries such as Brunei, Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand and Philippines, KL Dragons sees this as a good opportunity to bring international experience in developing the youth of Kuala Lumpur and