NBA. Houston withdraws from circulation of the 11-th number

НБА. Хьюстон выведет из обращения 11-й номер

Yao Ming

Guide the Houston rockets announced the ceremony for the retirement of jerseys with 11-m number under which the colors of the team defended Chinese center Yao Ming.

3 February 2017, the year during halftime of game between the Houston rockets and Chicago bulls, at the home arena of the Texans will be a ceremony retirement t-shirts Houston with 11-m number. Recall that for many years under him were made by Chinese center Yao Ming, who became one of the symbols of the franchise in the early 21st century.

Chinese was selected by Houston in the draft 2002 under the first number, and his entire career had remained loyal to the Rockets. In 2011, he was forced to retire due to injuries. Over 9 years in the NBA Yao Ming has become a brand name, and almost invariably became a member of the all-star game. In 486 games in the regular season he averaged almost made double-double, collecting 19 points and making 9.2 rebounds.

In September, Yao Ming was inducted into the Hall of Fame of the NBA. Note that the center will become the 6th player in Houston whose number will be assigned to him forever. Previously, this honor was the legendary Clyde Drexler (22), Moses Malone (24), Calvin Murphy (23), Hakeem Olajuwon (34) and Rudy Tomjanovich (45).

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