According to Houston Rockets’ owner Leslie Alexander, the team plans to retire the jersey of Yao Ming. The big fella, due to recurring injuries, walked away from the game in 2011.
Per the Houston Chronicle:
“Former Rockets center Yao Ming these days will spend more time at the games of his Shanghai Sharks than at Toyota Center, but his uniform number will likely make its way to the arena rafters. Rockets owner Leslie Alexander, speaking after Tuesday’s unveiling of the All-Star ballot, said he expects to retire Yao’s No. 11. ‘Sometime probably, yes,’ Alexander said.”