19 Jul '11, 5am

Yao Ming to officially retire from the NBA on Wednesday

Yao Ming to officially retire from the NBA on Wednesday

FILE - This April 1, 2009, file photo shows Houston Rockets center Yao Ming, top, of China, shooting over Phoenix Suns center Shaquille O'Neal (32) in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game, in Phoenix. Yahoo! Sports is reporting that Yao Ming is retiring from basketball. The 7-foot-6 Houston Rockets center, plagued by lower-body injuries in the second half of his career, has informed the league office that his playing career is over, the website reported. -- PHOTO: AP SHANGHAI - YAO Ming should make it official on Wednesday, announcing what is widely expected to be his retirement from the NBA and a sport that made him a household name in China. The 2.29m center for the Houston Rockets played for eight seasons in the NBA, but has missed 250 regular-season games over the past six years. His career, including frequent appearances for the Chinese national team at Olympic...

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