Friday, July 8, 2011
Yao Ming retires.
What a shame, injuries affect yet another could be great of the game. Yao who was the best Center in the game from 2002 - 2007. Howard ended up taking over the reigns, simply because he couldn't stay healthy. At 7'6, Yao was one of those few players who was tall and athletic, but could also hit long range shots at a high rate of success. Yao also helped make the sport popular in the biggest market in the world, China. Due to his success, they have sent over other players to try and carry on the Chinese market in America, most notably Yi, who while not very good, was a result of the success of Yao.
I hope this isn't the last we see of Yao, maybe if he sits out for another year, he might be able to finally heal up and make a comeback. As dominant as he was, it's a shame he could only play 5 games since 08.
He will be missed, a true giant among men.