Basketball star Yao Ming is shown on a TV set during a live press conference to declare his retirement at a sportswear store in Beijing, China, Wednesday, July 20, 2011. The Houston Rockets center ... more 
Basketball star Yao Ming is shown on a TV set during a live press conference to declare his retirement at a sportswear store in Beijing, China, Wednesday, July 20, 2011. The Houston Rockets center made it official Wednesday, telling a packed news conference in his hometown that a series of injuries have forced him to retire from basketball. (AP Photo/Alexander F. Yuan) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Alexander F. Yuan
Wed, Jul 20, 2011 3:41 AM EDT