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Why did Yao Ming quit?

Last Updated: 30th March, 2020

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In July 2011, Yao announced his retirement from professional basketball because of a series of foot and ankle injuries which forced him to miss 250 games in his last six seasons.

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Considering this, at what age did Yao Ming retire?

Yao announced his retirement at age 30 in a Shanghai news conference on July 20, 2011. He retired with NBA career totals of 9,247 points, 920 blocked shots and 4,494 rebounds.

Likewise, was Yao Ming a good player? Yao clearly had a lot of natural ability. Had Yao not played in the CBA, had come into the NBA fully healthy and not overwhelmed his body, he could have been an All-Time great. As is, he was a very good center that played some very good seasons for Houston.

Also to know, how did Yao Ming get so tall?

2.29 m

How long was Yao Ming NBA career?

Yao played eight seasons in the NBA, but missed an estimated 250 regular-season games the past six years.

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How many feet is Yao Ming?

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Is Yao Ming still growing?

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Is Yao Ming taller than 7 6?

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