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9日,效力于NBA休斯敦火箭(Houston Rockets)队的中国篮球[1]明星姚明(Yao Ming),进入正式退役倒计时。饱受伤问题的姚明曾多次被谣传[2]退役,但这次种种迹象表明,姚明告别职业生涯的时候到了。来自中国篮协[3]方面的消息也说,日前姚明和"姚之队"[4]负责人章明基已经跟中国篮协进行过沟通。

"姚之队"发表的声明没有正式宣布姚明的退役决定,只是透露他将于20日在上海(Shanghai)召开新闻发布会[5]谈论"未来个人事业发展规划"。 根据从权威渠道了解到的信息,姚明本打算在8月份正式宣布他的退役决定。由于美国的网络媒体[6]先将这一新闻传出,国际和国内主流媒体跟进而引起连锁反应[7],姚明正式宣布退役的时间有可能被迫提前。

对于志在伦敦奥运会(London Olympics)的中国男篮而言,姚明的身上还寄托着期待。姚明还没有退役,也许跟这有很大的关系。姚明是中国体育近10年的标志性人[8]物之一,是八次入选NBA全明星阵容(NBA All-star game lineup)的一线球星[9]。但是,事实证明,仅凭这样一位天才球员无法改变中国男篮[10]整体水平。

姚明是挣钱能力最强的中国运动员之一,具有相当可观的商业价值[11]。一旦正式退役,姚明今后的收入将大幅减少。将满31岁的姚明似乎无需为未来担忧。结婚生女,当了上海男篮俱乐(Shanghai basketball club)部的老板,姚明相当会过日子[12]。 

On July 9th, NBA Houston Rockets team's Chinese basketball star Yao Ming, has entered a formal retirement plan. Enduring injury problems, Yao Ming has been rumored to retire many times in the past, but this time various signs indicate that the time has arrived for Yao Ming to depart from his professional career. Information arriving from China's Basketball Association (CBA) also indicates that a few days ago Yao Ming and Zhang Mingben, leader of 'Yao's team', have already communicated with the CBA.

Sounds published by 'Yao's team' don't announce officially a retirement decision by Yao Ming and only reveal that on the 20th he will convene a news conference in Shanghai, discussing 'an individual career development plan'. According to news arrived from authority communication, Yao Ming's plan is to formally announce his retirement decision in August. Since American internet media has first disseminated this news, international and domestic mainstream media follows and leads a chain reaction. Yao Ming's official retirement announcement time might be forcefully set earlier.

According to aspirations of Chinese men basketball in London Olympics, there are still expectations placed on Yao Ming's body. Yao Ming still hasn't retired, and this might be strongly related to this. Yao Ming is a symbol personage of Chinese sports in the last ten years, a ball-game star that has entered the lineup of the NBA All-stars eight times. However, facts show that relying only on one gifted ball-team member cannot change the whole level of China basketball.

Yao Ming is one of the strongest money-earning-capacities Chinese athletes, possessing an impressive commerce value. Once he formally retires, Yao Ming's salary will be greatly reduced from now on. 31 years old Yao Ming seemingly has no need to be anxious about the future. Married and a father to a daughter, boss of Shanghai's basketball club, Yao Ming will be able to get along.

Original article published by 新华网, Xinhuanet.com


[1] 中国篮球 zhōngguó lánqiú - China Basketball

[2] 谣传 yáochuán - Rumour

[3] 中国篮协 zhōngguó lán xié - China Basketball Association (CBA)

[4] "姚之队" yáo zhī duì - 'Yao's team'; the people accompanying Yao Ming and managing his business

[5] 新闻发布会 xīnwén fābù huì - Press conference

[6] 网络媒体 wǎngluò méitǐ - Internet media

[7] 连锁反应 liánsuǒfǎnyìng - Chain reaction

[8] 标志性人 biāozhì xìng rén - Symbol personage

[9] 球星 qiú xīng - 'Ball star'

[10] 男篮 nán lán - Men's basketball

[11] 商业价值 shāngyè jiàzhí - Commercial value

[12] 过日子 guò rìzi - 'Pass the days', make a living


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