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Monday, May 25, 2020, 17:22
Chinese basketball legend Ma Lianbao passes away at 68
By Xinhua
Monday, May 25, 2020, 17:22 By Xinhua

HARBIN - Chinese basketball legend Ma Lianbao died at the age of 68 due to a sudden myocardial infarction.

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Ma Lianbao once won the 1981 Asian Basketball Championship with Team China. After retiring, he served as the assistant coach of the Chinese national men's basketball team and trained a large number of excellent basketball talents.

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In June 2019, Ma signed a contract with Xinjiang Guanghui Basketball Club to serve as a technical advisor and assistant coach. The club issued an obituary to commemorate the legend after his death was confirmed.

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