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Yao Ming announces retirement

posted 8 Jul 2011, 14:34 by Mpelembe Admin   [ updated 8 Jul 2011, 14:36 ]

Veteran Houston Rockets center Yao Ming is retiring from basketball

Houston Rockets center Yao Ming, one of the biggest names in contemporary basketball, has announced his retirement from the National Basketball Association, according to several media reports on Friday (July 8). The seven-foot six-inch (2.3-metre) Yao, an eight-time

All-Star, has been plagued by assorted injuries in recent years and missed the entire 2009-10 season after suffering a fractured bone in his left foot.