NBA star Yao Ming pauses after he announced his retirement during a press conference in Shanghai, China, Wednesday, July 20, 2011. Yao has made it official, telling the packed news conference in his ... more 
NBA star Yao Ming pauses after he announced his retirement during a press conference in Shanghai, China, Wednesday, July 20, 2011. Yao has made it official, telling the packed news conference in his hometown that a series of injuries have forced him to retire from basketball. The Chinese characters on the background read: "Shanghai." (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Eugene Hoshiko
Wed, Jul 20, 2011 3:28 AM EDT