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    Rockets' Yao Ming has decided to retire from the NBA, league sources tell Y! Sports. He informed the league office within the past 48 hours.

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    Such a sad ending to his career.

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    I wish his body held up. So skilled.

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    So sad. I wish the league had more legit big men like Yao too. So few of them left.

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    Too bad. I really thought he was going to pull through and at least play 20 mpg.

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    Most important, did Houston just get a huge amount of cap space?

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    Sad...but that's one less talented center that Hibbert has to worry about.

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    This guy was really really good when he was at the top of his game... on offense and defense... sucks that injuries hurt him so much...
    Why so SERIOUS

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    Im not goona act all sad about it. It was a long drawn out thing. Shaq should have retired 2 years ago, as should had Yao. When you have big names like them, you can make good money off the court.

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    Was a fun player to watch, for sure. Wish he didn't get injured so much. With a healthy Yao, I think the Rockets could have beat the Lakers in the 09 playoffs.

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    Most important, did Houston just get a huge amount of cap space?
    No. He was expiring I believe.

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    For some perspective, Yao is 30. (Would be 31 before the start of next season)

    He only played about 6 seasons worth of games, was in the league for 9 years.

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    Must be tough needing the offseasons to rest and recuperate and not being able to tell your country no to their national team.

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    Yao won one playoff series in his career, and it was against Greg Oden.

    Some symbolism there, I think....

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    Sucks for Yao. He deserved better.

    That said ..... YAY FOR ME!!!! On NBA 2K12 my 6'3 replica of myself wont have to try to shoot over a person tall enough to effect a topographic map. My life as an NBA PG just got easier.

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    JVG said he's the nicest guy in the NBA. Big props for that recognition.

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    Yao will be greatly missed on the court. I just hope his foot eventually does heal right for him as that is the most important thing for him anyway.

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    JVG said he's the nicest guy in the NBA. Big props for that recognition.
    How can he be nicer than a guy named Metta World Peace

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    that sucks, he was a really skilled center. gonna miss him

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    How can he be nicer than a guy named Metta World Peace
    I never Metta World Peace I didn't like...

    On topic, sorry for Yao.
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    Most important, did Houston just get a huge amount of cap space?
    As Ozwalt said, Yao's contract was expiring anyway. It does mean that Houston's cap space would be freed up to go after other players.

    They're at $47m, compared to $37m for us. Would depend on the cap level.

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    Must be tough needing the offseasons to rest and recuperate and not being able to tell your country no to their national team.
    Different priorities. Yao has always valued his national team commitments, perhaps even over his NBA commitments. There's a reason that he was the public face of the Beijing Olympics. He's beloved in China.

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    Different priorities. Yao has always valued his national team commitments, perhaps even over his NBA commitments. There's a reason that he was the public face of the Beijing Olympics. He's beloved in China.
    China kind of blackmailed him into it, though. Wasn't as bad as Soviet players, or North Korean guys. But it wasn't exactly a free will thing.

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    Sucks for Yao. He deserved better.

    That said ..... YAY FOR ME!!!! On NBA 2K12 my 6'3 replica of myself wont have to try to shoot over a person tall enough to effect a topographic map. My life as an NBA PG just got easier.
    Just do what I did on My Player on 2k11......make yourself a 6'7" PG and that won't be a problem.
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    Let's trade Granger for him!!

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