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NBA’s Yao Ming Retires at 30, and Saves a Team

Citing injuries, Yao Ming retires, perhaps at the worst time, depending on who you are. He’s now a free agent as of July 1. This means, he could have signed on for a huge contract worth tens of millions or more, so he could sparingly play, promise to come back back healthy, not get injured again, and yet still be a presence on the inside. Unlike the many players who have done this, and pretty much failed, he decided to leave honorably while not sucking down a team’s money. Yes, he has enough, and it’s great to see him not stick it to a team. At 30, it would have been easy for him to promise that he’d be perfectly...

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