The Houston Rockets announced today that Owner Leslie Alexander will retire Yao Ming’s #11 during halftime of the game vs. Chicago on Friday, Feb. 3, 2017. The ceremony was originally scheduled for the game against Atlanta on Thursday, Feb. 2, but due to network television obligations, Friday, Feb. 3 will provide a more flexible schedule for the ceremony.
Yao, who was inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame back in September, will become the sixth Rocket to have his number retired.
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Report: Avery Bradley Out with Sports Hernia
LA Clippers guard Avery Bradley has a sports hernia and won’t play Thursday against the Golden State Warriors, head coach Doc Rivers said.
Bradley will be evaluated by doctors, Rivers told reporters.
The Detroit Pistons traded Bradley in January as part of the Blake Griffin trade.
Bradley is averaging 14.3 points and two assists per game this season.