End of the Ming dynasty

It's final. In a news conference held in Shanghai and broadcast live in China on Wednesday, Yao Ming announced his retirement from basketball, staging an emotional end to a glorious career.

Yao Ming announces retirement from basketball

"Today I announced a personal decision: I ends my career as a basketball player and officially retire."Yao Ming announced his retirement.

Background

Factfile for Yao Ming

Factfile for Yao Ming

Following is the factfile of Chinese basketball star Yao Ming:
  • Date of birth: Sept 12, 1980
  • Place of birth: Shanghai, China
  • Height: 2.26 meters