Yao Ming retires
After years of nagging foot and leg injuries, Houston Rockets Yao Ming, 30, officially announced his retirement today. He created a whole market in China, joined the NBA in 2002 as the #1 Pick for the Rockets. Yao played eight NBA seasons, but missed 250 regular season games over the last six years. He was a super-human being in China with his unbelievable 7’6″ height and ball skills. Check out his career highlights video below!
“I will formally end my career,” said Yao.
“Today is an important day for me and holds a special meaning for both my basketball career and my future,” Yao said in comments translated into English. “I had to leave the court since I suffered a stress fracture in my left foot for the third time at the end of last year. My past six months were an agonizing wait. I had been thinking (about my future) over and over. Today I am announcing a personal decision, ending my career as a basketball player and to officially retire. But one door is closing and another one is opening.” – espn