|Number of teams||6|
|Level on pyramid||1|
|Relegation to||I Liiga|
|Domestic cup(s)||Estonian Cup|
|Current champions||Kalev/Cramo (12th title)|
|Most championships||Tartu Ülikool (26 titles)|
|2021 KML Play-offs|
The Korvpalli Meistriliiga (English: Basketball Champions League), known as the OlyBet Korvpalli Meistriliiga for sponsorship reasons, is the highest tier level and most important professional basketball league in Estonia. It is controlled by the Estonian Basketball Association.
The first Estonian Basketball Championship tournament was held in 1925. During Soviet era (1941–1991) the league was called the Estonian Soviet Socialist Republic Championship. After Estonia regained its independence in 1991, the league was reformed as the Korvpalli Meistriliiga (KML). The KML, which is played under FIBA rules, currently consists of six teams. The current KML champions are Kalev/Cramo who won their 11th Estonian Championship in the 2019 KML Play-offs.
|Avis Utilitas Rapla||Rapla||Sadolin Sports Hall||818|
|Kalev/Cramo||Tallinn||Kalev Sports Hall||1,700|
|Pärnu Sadam||Pärnu||Pärnu Sports Hall||1,820|
|Tallinna Kalev/TLÜ||Tallinn||Sõle Sports Centre||153|
|TalTech||Tallinn||TalTech Sports Hall||1,000|
|Tartu Ülikool||Tartu||University of Tartu Sports Hall||2,600|
|Tartu Ülikool||26||1938, 1939, 1940, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1956, 1958, 1959, 1969, 1970, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 2000, 2001, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2015|
|Kalev||18||1927, 1930, 1931, 1943, 1944 (w)‡, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1967, 1968, 1971, 1992, 1993, 1995, 1996, 1998, 2002, 2003|
|BC Kalev/Cramo||12||2005, 2006, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2021|
|TalTech Basketball||8||1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1984, 1985|
|Standard||8||1980, 1982, 1983, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990|
|Tallinna Russ||4||1928, 1929, 1932, 1933|
|TTÜ-A. Le Coq||4||1991, 1994, 1997, 1999|
|Tartu NMKÜ||3||1934, 1936, 1937|
|Harju KEK||2||1974, 1979|
|Tartu Kalev||1||1944 (s)‡|
‡ Note:In the 1944 season two championship tournaments were held (s – summer tournament; w – winter tournament).
|Season||Home court advantage||Result||Home court disadvantage||Top seed||Record||Champion's coach||Finals MVP|
|1997–98||Kalev||3–1||Tallinn||Kalev||22–3||Maarten van Gent|
|1999–00||Kalev||0–3||Tartu Ülikool-Delta||Kalev||27–3||Teet Laur|
|2000–01||Tartu Ülikool-Delta||3–0||Tallinna Ülikoolid-A. Le Coq||Tartu Ülikool-Delta||28–7||Jüri Neissaar|
|2001–02||Tartu Rock||2–3||Kalev||Tartu Rock||23–7||Üllar Kerde|
|2002–03||TTÜ/A. Le Coq||2–4||Kalev||TTÜ/A. Le Coq||25–7||Andres Sõber|
|2005–06||Kalev/Cramo||4–3||TÜ/Rock||Kalev/Cramo||21–3||Aivar Kuusmaa||James Williams|
|2006–07||TÜ/Rock||4–2||Kalev/Cramo||TÜ/Rock||33–3||Algirdas Brazys||Tanel Tein|
|2007–08||TÜ/Rock||4–0||Kalev/Cramo||TÜ/Rock||33–3||Üllar Kerde||Brian Cusworth|
|2008–09||TÜ/Rock||2–4||Kalev/Cramo||TÜ/Rock||26–2||Nenad Vučinić||Kristjan Kangur|
|2009–10||TÜ/Rock||4–2||Rakvere Tarvas||TÜ/Rock||23–5||Indrek Visnapuu||Janar Talts|
|2010–11||Kalev/Cramo||4–0||TÜ/Rock||Kalev/Cramo||29–3||Aivar Kuusmaa||Armands Šķēle|
|2011–12||Tartu Ülikool||0–4||Kalev/Cramo||Tartu Ülikool||25–3||Aivar Kuusmaa||Tanel Sokk|
|2012–13||Kalev/Cramo||4–0||TÜ/Rock||Kalev/Cramo||28–4||Alar Varrak||Tanel Sokk|
|2013–14||TÜ/Rock||0–4||Kalev/Cramo||TÜ/Rock||30–2||Alar Varrak||Vlad Moldoveanu|
|2014–15||TÜ/Rock||4–1||Kalev/Cramo||TÜ/Rock||26–6||Gert Kullamäe||Tanel Kurbas|
|2015–16||Kalev/Cramo||4–1||TÜ/Rock||Kalev/Cramo||32–0||Alar Varrak||Rolands Freimanis|
|2016–17||Kalev/Cramo||4–0||Avis Utilitas Rapla||Kalev/Cramo||29–3||Alar Varrak||Branko Mirković|
|2017–18||Kalev/Cramo||4–0||Tartu Ülikool||Kalev/Cramo||25–1||Donaldas Kairys||Kristjan Kangur|
|2019||Kalev/Cramo||3–0||Tallinna Kalev/TLÜ||Kalev/Cramo||–||Donaldas Kairys||Branko Mirković|
|2021||Kalev/Cramo||3–1||Pärnu Sadam||Kalev/Cramo||–||Roberts Štelmahers||Chavaughn Lewis|
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Valmo Kriisa is an Estonian former professional basketball player. He played at the point guard and shooting guard positions. Kriisa started his senior club career with "KK Tartu" team in 1990 and after 96–97 season he moved to "Nybit". He spent the 2000–01 season in Sweden with Södertälje BBK. Then Kriisa returned to Estonia, signed for two seasons with "BC Kalev" and won the Estonian Championship titles in 2002 and 2003. On seasons 2003–2006 he played for the Dutch Eredivisie team Hanzevast Capitals. During this period he won the Dutch Championship in 2004. After three seasons in The Netherlands, Kriisa came back to Estonia and joined BC Kalev/Cramo. He spent three seasons with Kalev winning one Estonian Championship. In 2007 he was named the Estonian Basketball Player of the Year. Kriisa spent the 2009-10 season with BC Rakvere Tarvas helping the team to the Estonian league finals for the first time. Though Tarvas lost to Tartu Ülikool/Rock, Kriisa was named the KML Most Valuable Player. In the 2010-11 season Kriisa played for TTÜ/Kalev. Since 1995, Kriisa is a member of the Estonia national basketball team and was also a member of the Estonian EuroBasket 2001 squad.
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Gert Dorbek is an Estonian retired basketball player. He is a 1.93 m tall shooting guard. He has also represented the Estonian national basketball team internationally.
The 2012–13 G4S Korvpalli Meistriliiga was the 88th season of the Estonian basketball league and the fourth under the title sponsorship of G4S. Kalev/Cramo came into the season as defending champions of the 2011–12 KML season.
The 2014–15 Alexela Korvpalli Meistriliiga was the 90th season of the Estonian basketball league and the second under the title sponsorship of Alexela. Kalev/Cramo came into the season as defending champions of the 2013–14 KML season.
The 2015–16 Korvpalli Meistriliiga season was the 91st season of top-tier basketball in Estonia. TÜ/Rock came into the season as defending champions of the 2014–15 KML season.
The KML Best Young Player Award is an award for the top-tier professional basketball league in Estonia, the Korvpalli Meistriliiga.
The KML Coach of the Year is an award for the top-tier professional basketball league in Estonia, the Korvpalli Meistriliiga (KML).
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The 2016–17 Korvpalli Meistriliiga season is the 92nd season of top-tier basketball in Estonia. Kalev/Cramo came into the season as defending champions of the 2015–16 season.
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