Yao Ming has officially retired from the NBA at the age of 30. Ming, who throughout his career has been plagued with injuries, made the announcement from his native Shanghai, China on Wednesday. A true center at seven feet, six inches tall, Ming was the top selection by the Houston Rockets in the 2002 draft. He averaged 19 points, 9.2 rebounds, and 1.89 blocks per game during his eight-year career.

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