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Beijing Ducks Ride Play of Stephon Marbury to Secure Third CBA Crown

"The real men will rise! The real men will rise," Beijing Ducks guard Stephon Marbury shouted in the visiting team's locker room among teammates, coaches and media on Sunday night as the capital team made it back-to-back Chinese Basketball Association titles with a hard fought 4-2 finals series win over the Liaoning Hunters. And the real men did certainly rise as the championship experience of the Ducks came in handy against a determined side from the northeast of China with Lester Hudson, who made it to the CBA finals last season with Xingjiang Flying Tigers, leading the charge.

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The Man Beijing Guoan Should Thank the Most

Beijing Guo'an FC (北京国安) ends their 16-year title wait today by winning 4-0 against Hangzhou Greentown (杭州绿城) in Chinese Super League. October 30th is no doubt the biggest day in the capital club's history, but one man's name becomes a taboo in their post-match celebration: Lee Jang-Soo (李章洙), the club's former South Korean head coach.

From a fan's view, Mr.Lee simply transformed the way Guo'an played since he took the hot seat by the end of 2006. The players, albeit some of them considered young in Chinese football, looked more confident than ever on the pitch under Lee's coaching, especially in their away games. The South Korean toughened up the team with new blood like Huang Bowen, Yang Hao, Zhang Xinxin and Zhu Yifan, just to name a few. Huang, Yang and Zhang all capped for Chinese national team since this year.

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