NBA star Yao Ming, right top, and his family members from left, Yao Zhiyuan, Yao's fater, Fang Fengdi, mother, Yao Qinle, Yao's daughter, and Yao's wife Ye Li pose for photographers during the press ... more 
NBA star Yao Ming, right top, and his family members from left, Yao Zhiyuan, Yao's fater, Fang Fengdi, mother, Yao Qinle, Yao's daughter, and Yao's wife Ye Li pose for photographers during the press conference in Shanghai, China, Wednesday, July 20, 2011. Yao has made it official, telling a packed news conference in his hometown that a series of injuries have forced him to retire from basketball. In background, the Chinese characters read: "Yao Ming News Conference." (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Eugene Hoshiko
Wed, Jul 20, 2011 3:29 AM EDT