KL Dragons 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 Yeong Ching. KL Dragons is the first team to represent Malaysia in the AirAsia ASEAN Basketball League (AirAsia ABL), which would be running from the month of January till June every year. The AirAsia ASEAN Basketball 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”. With teams from 4 other different countries such as Vietnam, Indonesia, Singapore, and Thailand, KL Dragons sees this as a good opportunity to bring international experience in developing the youth of Kuala Lumpur and also Malaysia.