If injuries didn’t claim his prime years, we may be talking about Yao Ming as one of the greatest centers ever. But instead, we wonder what could’ve been. His international appeal was groundbreaking for the NBA and from that aspect, his impact was huge. The Houston Rockets will retire Yao’s number 11 jersey. It may not be imminent, but it’s coming
Former Rockets center Yao Ming these days will spend more time at the games of his Shanghai Sharks than at Toyota Center, but his uniform number will likely make its way to the arena rafters. Rockets owner Leslie Alexander, speaking after Tuesday’s unveiling of the All-Star ballot, said he expects to retire Yao’s No. 11. ‘Sometime probably, yes,’ Alexander said.
Source: Houston Chronicle