Report: China'a Yao Ming retires from basketball

By REUTERS
July 20, 2011 09:25

SHANGHAI - Yao Ming, who ignited China's interest in the NBA and became one of Asia's best-known athletes, announced his retirement from basketball on Wednesday.

The 30-year-old had been widely expected to retire after he told the Houston Rockets he would not be returning next season after two years blighted by injuries.


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