The Shanxi Zhongyu Brave Dragons are a professional basketball team based in Taiyuan, Shanxi, China. They play in the North Division of the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) and call Riverside Sports Arena home. The Zhongyu Iron & Steel Company, Ltd., is the club’s corporate sponsor while its mascot is a brave dragon.
During the 2004–05 CBA season, the Henan Dragons finished in seventh and last place in the CBA’s North Division, and out of the playoffs. In the 2005–06 CBA season they suffered the same fate yet again.
In January 2010, the Brave Dragons signed former NBA All-Star Stephon Marbury. He only stayed with Shanxi through the end of the 2009–10 CBA season, before leaving for Foshan, and eventually Beijing.
The Shanxi Zhongyu Brave Dragons participated in the 2008 season of the International Basketball League. The IBL is a spring/summer league based in Portland, Oregon. They were housed at the United States Basketball Academy.