Houstonians react to Yao Ming's retirement

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by Vicente Arenas / KHOU 11 News

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Posted on July 20, 2011 at 6:06 PM

Updated Wednesday, Jul 20 at 6:17 PM

SHANGHAI—The NBA’s version of the Ming Dynasty is done. After helping pro basketball gain a foothold in the world’s most populous market, Chinese star Yao Ming has retired.

Yao made it official Wednesday, telling a packed news conference in his hometown that a series of foot and leg injuries forced him to end his playing career at the age of 30.

Later Wednesday, half way around the world, Houstonians weighed in on Yao’s retirement and what he’s meant to the Bayou City.

KHOU 11 News reporter Vicente Arenas reports …

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