|Team history||Shaanxi Gaitianli Kylins
|Based in||Foshan, Guangdong, China|
|Arena||Foshan Lingnan Mingzhu Gymnasium, 8,324 capacity|
|Colors||white, red, navy blue
|Head coach||Jiang Xingquan|
The Foshan Long-Lions (Simplified Chinese: 佛山龙狮, formerly the Shaanxi Gaitianli Kylins) are a professional basketball team which plays in the Chinese Basketball Association, and is based in Foshan, Guangdong. In 2010, the Shaanxi Kylins moved from Xi'an, Shaanxi, to Foshan, and renamed themselves the Foshan Dralions.
The club opted to start rendering its English name as "Long-Lions" rather than the odd mash-up term "Dralions" before the start of the 2014-15 CBA season. A "Long-Lion" or "Dralion" is a mythical creature from ancient Chinese mythology which possesses the attributes of both a Chinese Dragon (pronounced as "long" in Chinese) and a lion.
Playing in China
The team was founded in November 2000 by the Xi'an Dongsheng Group (西安东盛(企业)集团, Pinyin: Xīān Dōngshèng (Qǐyè) Jítuán). In August 2001, they won the "B" league championship, and were "promoted" to the CBA.
In the 2004–2005 season, the Shaanxi Kylins finished in fifth place in the North Division, and out of the playoffs. In 2005–2006, they finished sixth, and once again out of the playoffs.
Playing in the IBL
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Foshan Dralions roster roster
(Pinyin source: Cozy Website)