Yao Ming Must Step Up For the Houston Rockets This Season

June 1st, 2010 by FootBasket Leave a reply »
Yao Ming's career has been injury plagued. He's missed at least 10 games every season since 2005, and last year he didn't even step on the court. 

This is a make or break season for Yao. If he misses long stretches of games, look for the Rockets to let Yao Ming go. 

He was a dominant force in the NBA until he started getting all of these injuries. Some attribute the injuries to the fact that he's never had time to rest due to the rigorous international schedule he plays for the Chinese team in the offseason. Some chalk them up to predictable wear and tear for someone with a giant's body like Yao. 

Whatever the cause, Yao has to play like his old self in 2011.

Yao Ming had the potential too be one of the greatest international players to come to the NBA, but injuries prevented him from reaching that potential. If Yao Ming was healthy and in his prime, he would be one of the top centers in the NBA.

I'm not giving up hope on Yao, but I am concerned about how his career will play out. As it looks now, Yao will be forced to retire due to injuries.

Yao is a free agent after the upcoming 2011 season. At ...

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