Sunday, July 24, 2011
Chinese Basketball Superstar Yao Ming Retires
VOAVideo: Chinese Basketball Superstar Yao Ming Retires
China's towering basketball star Yao Ming has announced his decision to retire from the National Basketball Association after a series of injuries made it impossible for him to continue to compete for the Houston Rockets. Yao Ming says he's not leaving basketball, however, and will continue to work for his former Chinese team, the Shanghai Sharks, as well as with his charity group the Yao Foundation. VOA's William Ide has more from Beijing.