Thursday, July 21, 2011

China's NBA Star Yao Ming Retires at 30

So sad not to see him play again. Yao Ming has announced his retirement on Wednesday after a trailblazing career that made him China's best known athlete abroad and helped spur the game's global growth.

Yao Ming made the announcement during a press conference in his hometown of Shanghai after his last two seasons with the Houston Rockets were dogged by injuries. "I would like to thank you for giving me a great nine year career," he said. "Nine years ago I came to Houston as a young, skinny player and the entire city and team changed me into a grown man, not only a basketball player."

He enjoyed a high profile, but the rigors of top flight basketball proved too much for his massive frame and his career has been marked by lengthy absences from the court due to a succession of mostly foot injuries and leg injuries.

I'm really gonna miss the 7 foot 6 inches height of his, rarely would you see such height like Yao that is a great low post presence and can shoot well outside too.


  1. He is too young to retire at 30 but he has no choice because he was always saddled by injuries which severely limited his playing stint. Anyway, he has already carved a niche in basketball which no Asian basketball player can probably surpass. Thanks for the post. God bless you all always.

  2. Yup, sayang talaga. Na unahan pa niya sila Tim Duncan at Garnett nag retire.



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