It was inevitable that this day was coming, but it looks like Yao Ming is going to be retiring after 8 seasons in the NBA. Yao was the #1 pick in the 2002 draft and was pegged to not only be the next dominant big man in the league, but also make a huge presence for the league worldwide. Yao would unfortunately not really live up to the hype, not because he wasn't good, when he was on the floor was a great, he was just too injury prone. After 3 healthy seasons, Yao started to get hurt and would only play more the 75 games once more in his career in 2008. He missed all of the 09-10 season with a foot injury then came back to only play in 5 games this past season. The writing was on the wall, and it's a shame cause when healthy he definitely was one of the best centers in the league. Yes his 8 all star starts are little suspect due to the fan votes coming in from China, but Yao was still an All Star caliber player. It's a shame it had to end this way, I would've loved to see Yao reach his full potential and possibly become an all time great. We'll never know now.
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