This Day on the NBA: Yao Ming announces his early retirement

Yao Ming

On July 20, 2011, the first overall pick of 2002 NBA Draft Yao Ming announces his early retirement in the NBA. His injuries in Ankle and Foot including the third fracture to his left foot causes him to retired early. The Rockets 8x NBA All Star Center averages 19.0 points per game and 9.2 rebounds per game. 

List of Yao Ming's Career Achievements:

Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame: Class of 2016

8× NBA All-Star: 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011

5× All-NBA Team:
Second Team: 2007, 2009
Third Team: 2004, 2006, 2008

NBA All-Rookie First Team: 2003

NBA Rookie All-Star Game: 2004

Gold medal winner with Team China at the 200120032005 FIBA Asian Championship

MVP of the 2001, 2003, 2005 FIBA Asian Championship

All-Tournament Team, FIBA World Championship: 2002

Chinese Basketball Association Champion: 2001–02

Rebounding leader in CBA in 2001–02

2003 Sporting News Rookie of the Year

2003 Laureus Newcomer of the Year


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