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Yao Ming to retire

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by MisterCreosote, Jul 8, 2011.

  1. MisterCreosote

    MisterCreosote Well-Known Member

  2. NoOneLikesUs

    NoOneLikesUs Active Member

  3. wicked

    wicked Well-Known Member

    Shaq was unavailable for comment.
  4. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Damn, isn't he only 30 or so?

    I remember watching him play about five years ago and as I was leaving the game, I thought, "Didn't see much of Yao tonight..." and I looked at the box and he had 25 points and 12 boards. He did his job very quietly.
  5. Gutter

    Gutter Well-Known Member

    Yes, he was.

    Congrats on your retirement Yao Ming. Shay shay http://www.tout.com/yet74p
  6. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    Loved to watch Yao play, but 20 minutes after the game was over you wanted to watch him play again.
  7. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    Fairly similar career to Bill Walton: a very good, sometimes dominant player when healthy, but he could never stay healthy.

    Ming and Walton each had about 1 1/2 seasons in which they were really healthy.
  8. Bubbler

    Bubbler Active Member


    Can I write a check?

    I had that commercial in my head for years.
    Last edited by a moderator: Dec 15, 2014
  9. Den1983

    Den1983 Active Member

    I've been debating this all day with friends, co-workers.

    Is Yao a Hall of Famer? By numbers, of course, I'd say certainly not. But in terms of his impact globally and what he did to bring China into the NBA mix, I'd say he is worthy in that regard.

    He's a game-changer, and, IMO, game changers belong in the HOF.
  10. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    God no.
  11. Stoney

    Stoney Well-Known Member

    Absolutely not. The only reason he had such impact globally is because he was Chinese. The HOF does not need to be awarding bonus points for reasons based on nationality/race.
  12. Sam Mills 51

    Sam Mills 51 Active Member

    "Yo ... "

    Fun little ad.

    It would have been great for both the game and the player had Yao been able to stay healthy. But now is the time for him to get out to preserve whatever chance he possesses of living a somewhat normal, physically healthy life.
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