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    Yao Ming to retire:

    http://www.insidehoops.com/blog/?p=7964

    https://twitter.com/#!/WojYahooNBA/status/89383420307841025

    Rockets' Yao Ming has decided to retire from the NBA, league sources tell Y! Sports. He informed the league office within past 48 hours.
    Last edited by insidehoops; 07-08-2011 at 01:34 PM.

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    damn there goes 1 billion followers of the NBA.

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    Wow, it's legit.

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    sad news. I love Yao. He got that quiet fire, like Duncan or Kidd. Just because he don't beat his chest doesn't mean he aint out there to cut your heart out.

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    i remember watching china versus canada in 2002. it was the summer he got drafted and i was barely up to his elbows. he was a really nice guy, i bought his jersey just so he could sign it.

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    Farewell, Yao. You are the true basketball ambassador.

    I will miss his sweet turn-around J.

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    Quote Originally Posted by asdf1990
    damn there goes 1 billion followers of the NBA.
    China's been following the NBA since 92 Barcelona. MJ's being among their top reasons. Kinda like the rest of the world.

    And if Germany's population was also 1 billion, Dirk N. would lead the league in All Star votes.

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    Damn.

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    So'd Houston just get a shitload of capspace?

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    This guy was a force when he was healthy, 20/10, great free throw shooter. What an unbelievably unlucky career. The NBA is going to lose a TON of Chinese fans.

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    Dwight to houston ??? Kevin mchale/hakeem coaching dwight = Greatness.

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    Glad he's retiring. He hasn't been the same the last few years. Loved watching him and Shaq go at it back in the days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by InspiredLebowski
    So'd Houston just get a shitload of capspace?
    I don't think so, wasn't Yao a free agent anyway? It's not like they were going to pay big money to re-sign him.

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    it's the best for him and for the Rockets. Sad to see him go, truly one of the genuine good guys in the league.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pete's montreux
    This guy was a force when he was healthy, 20/10, great free throw shooter. What an unbelievably unlucky career. The NBA is going to lose a TON of Chinese fans.
    naaa, Kobe is more popular then Yao in China

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