Yao announced his retirement from basketball at a press conference Wednesday from Shanghai, so now is the perfect time to recall the 10 best games of the Chinese legend's NBA career.
Picking a small handful from a heavy litter of phenomenal performances was an arduous task. A few of his monster postseason performances were left out because the Rockets were on the losing end. One in particular was hard to overlook and had to be included.
Everything from the magnitude of the game to the opponent to his statistical output was considered when putting the list together.
If nothing else, this display will remind us what could have been if injuries hadn't cut him down in his prime.