According to Adrian Wojnarowski. Via Twitter- "Rockets' Yao Ming has decided to retire from the NBA, league sources tell Y! Sports. He informed the league office within past 48 hours"..... Wow. Sad day for any fans that still had any sort of hope for a return. But on the other hand i guess this truly does signal the start of a new era of rockets basketball. Hopefully one that can lead them deep into the playoffs in the not so distant future.