So long, Yao

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 20 July, 2011, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 20 July, 2011, 12:00am
 

He injured his foot, ankle, shoulder and knee, and even faced racist barbs on his debut with the Houston Rockets in 2003. These photos - by Robert Ng, Getty Images North America, Reuters, EPA and AFP - capture moments in a short but illustrious career.

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