Yao Ming Retires
July 8, 2011 1:43 PM Subscribe
There are precious few 7-footers that can turn into a jump hook while chewing gum at the same time, much less make a living out of it on the pro level. Yet, there Yao was. And he would have been there, even if he was 6 inches shorter than his 7-6 frame. Maybe if it weren't for those extra 6 inches, he and his Rockets would have played into the conference finals last spring.
Yao Ming Retires from the NBA.
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Yao had struggled with foot injuries throughout his career, and they eventually forced his retirement.
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Bruce Arthur on Twitter:
"The NBA had two literal and figurative giants: Shaq, and Yao Ming. The league is smaller today, in every way." (Shaquille O'Neil also retired earlier this off-season).
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Due to the lockout, Yao had to contact the league office directly since teams are currently forbidden from communicating with players.