July 20th, 2011
11:23 PM ET

China bids farewell to Yao Ming

If you browse through pictures of the Chinese national basketball team on their official website, you may notice a famous face missing.

Hours after announcing his retirement on Wednesday, Yao Ming was already consigned to history by China's basketball association. But netizens have fonder memories of the 7-foot-6 basketball giant who spiked China’s interest in the NBA. FULL POST

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