Yao Ming Retires from the NBA

Hayden CoombsCorrespondent IIIJuly 8, 2011

LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 26:  Yao Ming #11 of the Houston Rockets looks on during their opening night game against the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on October 26, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
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According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, Yao Ming has retired from the NBA.

Ming reportedly informed the league office of his decision sometime within the last 48 hours.

Yao Ming has been constantly injured over the past few seasons. It appears as if the lingering wear-and-tear of the NBA has finally caught up to the 7'5" big man from China.

My speculation is that Yao will continue to rehab, with the possibility of a comeback. Any comeback would most likely start with a re-entry through the Chinese Basketball League first.