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Sizing up Yao Ming's NBA career, impact

5-on-5 roundtable: With the big man set to retire, we look at his giant accomplishments

Originally Published: July 19, 2011
ESPN.com and the TrueHoop Network

After eight memorable NBA seasons, Yao Ming officially hung up his hightops for good at a news conference early Wednesday in Shanghai, China, where his long basketball journey first began.

Last week, we looked at whether Yao and other international stars were Hall of Famers. But if injures hadn't sapped the second half of Yao's career, would we be having a different debate on the center's NBA legacy? Also, what role will the Chinese icon play in basketball now?

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