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Steve Francis

This article is about the basketball player. For other people of the same name, see Steve Francis (disambiguation).

Steven D'Shawn Francis (born February 21, 1977) is an American former professional basketball player. He was selected with the second overall pick of the 1999 NBA draft and was named co-NBA Rookie of the Year (along with Elton Brand) in his first season. He was a three-time NBA All-Star while playing for the Houston Rockets. Francis also played for the Orlando Magic and New York Knicks, finishing his career with the Beijing Ducks of the Chinese Basketball Association. He was known for his crossover dribble, driving ability, and flashy dunks. He was given the nickname Stevie Franchise.

Steve Francis
Francis with the Knicks
Personal information
Born (1977-02-21)February 21, 1977 (age 44)
Takoma Park, Maryland
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Listed weight210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
High schoolMontgomery Blair
(Silver Spring, Maryland)
College
NBA draft1999 / Round: 1 / Pick: 2nd overall
Selected by the Vancouver Grizzlies
Playing career1999–2010
PositionPoint guard
Number3, 1
Career history
19992004Houston Rockets
20042006Orlando Magic
20062007New York Knicks
2007–2008Houston Rockets
2010Beijing Ducks
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points10,446 (18.1 ppg)
Rebounds3,215 (5.6 rpg)
Assists3,473 (6.0 apg)
Stats at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

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Francis was born and raised in Takoma Park, Maryland. He was nicknamed "Wink" as a child. After his mother (Brenda) died of cancer in 1995, his grandmother became a parent figure to him. He stopped playing basketball after his mother died. His father served 20 years in federal prison for bank robbery. Francis later described his stepfather, a garbage collector, as his best friend. As a youth, Francis received food stamps and lived in an apartment with 18 people.

Francis began working for drug dealers at ten years old and began selling crack cocaine on the street as a teenager during the American crack epidemic. He attended six high schools and played in a total of two high school basketball games. He dropped out of school at 18 years old after his mother died. Francis completed his GED after receiving an offer to play college basketball for San Jacinto College, whose coaches had noticed him at an Amateur Athletic Union tournament.

Francis attended San Jacinto College in 1996–97, and the Allegany College of Maryland in 1997–98. Francis became the first player to take two unbeaten teams into the National Junior College Tournament. In a game for Allegany, Francis recorded a quadruple double against Shawn Marion and Vincennes University.

Francis transferred to Maryland in 1998 for his junior season. The addition of Francis helped propel the Terrapins to a #5 preseason ranking. Francis made an instant impact as Maryland's starting shooting guard, scoring 17 points in the season opener against Western Carolina. Francis and the Terps gained national attention with impressive showings in the Puerto Rico Shootout and a 62–60 win over #5 Stanford in the BB&T Classic. The Terps climbed to a #2 national ranking by early December.

The Terrapins finished second in the ACC and Francis was named to the All-ACC first team and the All ACC Tournament team. The Terrapins were a number 2 seed in the NCAA tournament but were defeated by St. John's in the Sweet 16. Under Francis's leadership, Maryland finished with a school record 28 wins and only 6 losses and were ranked #5 in the final Associated Press poll.

Francis finished the season averaging 17 points per game, 4.5 assists per game, and 2.8 steals per game. He was a consensus second-team All-American and was named a finalist for the Wooden and Naismith Player of the Year Awards. Although he stated he was "99% sure" he would return to Maryland for his senior season, he opted to enter the NBA draft.

While a member of the Terrapins, Francis met Idan Ravin, who at the time was coaching youth basketball. Francis soon began attending Ravin's workouts and recommended Ravin as trainer to fellow college players, including Elton Brand. Ravin subsequently became a well-known trainer for a number of NBA players.

Houston Rockets (1999–2004)

Francis was selected second in the 1999 NBA draft by the Vancouver Grizzlies. He publicly announced that he did not want to play for the Grizzlies, citing the distance from his Maryland home, taxes, endorsements, and "God's will". Heavily criticized for his antics, especially in Vancouver, he relented and briefly considered joining the Grizzlies before contentious negotiations and an incident at Vancouver International Airport convinced Francis that he needed to go elsewhere.

Francis got his wish, being traded before the 1999–2000 season began to the Houston Rockets in a three-team, 11-player deal that brought Michael Dickerson, Othella Harrington, Antoine Carr and Brent Price, plus first- and second-round picks to the Grizzlies. It was the largest trade in NBA history at that time (in terms of the number of players and picks involved).

Though Francis shared Rookie of the Year honors with Elton Brand and finished as runner-up to Vince Carter in the 2000 Slam Dunk Contest, the Rockets finished the season with a 34–48 record.

The next season, the Rockets improved to 45-37 but still missed the playoffs. In his third season, Francis was chosen by fans to start the 2002 NBA All-Star Game, but ended up playing only 55 games due to a foot injury and recurring Ménière's-induced migraines. As a result, the Rockets posted a dismal 28–54 record, landing them into the lottery, where they selected 7'6" Chinese center Yao Ming with the first pick in the 2002 NBA Draft. Francis and Yao gelled their first season together, and were selected as 2003 NBA All-Star Game starters. Francis scored a career-high 44 points in a nationally televised home win against the Los Angeles Lakers on January 17, 2003. The team went 43–39, again missing the playoffs.

Rockets head coach Rudy Tomjanovich stepped down in 2003, and the team selected ex-New York Knicks coach Jeff Van Gundy as his successor. Van Gundy's coaching style did not fit Francis's style of play. Even though Francis made the All-Star game for a third straight year his stats declined in 2003–04, dropping from 21.0 PPG, 6.2 RPG, and 6.2 APG to 16.6 PPG, 5.5 RPG, and 6.2 APG. The Rockets, however, made the playoffs for the first time since 1999, which would be Francis's only postseason experience. Despite his averaging 19.2 ppg, 8.4 rpg, and 7.6 apg, the Rockets lost to the heavily favored Los Angeles Lakers in five games.

As Francis's relationship with Van Gundy deteriorated it was apparent that the Rockets wanted to go in a different direction. While the coach sought to focus the team's offense on Yao Ming, the Rockets ended up trading Francis, along with his best friend on the team, Cuttino Mobley, as well as Kelvin Cato, for Tracy McGrady, Juwan Howard, Tyronn Lue, and Reece Gaines.

During Francis's first tenure in Houston, he averaged 19.3 points, 6.4 assists, 6.1 rebounds, and 1.63 steals in 374 games (372 starts).

Francis (left) talking with Chauncey Billups.

Orlando Magic (2004–2006)

At first, Francis was unhappy with the trade to Orlando, but he adapted to his new environment. Francis flourished in the run n' gun offense of interim head coach Chris Jent. After posting a career-low 16.6 points per game the previous year with the Rockets, Francis averaged 21.3 PPG, 5.8 RPG and 7.0 APG in his first season with the Magic. The Magic started out the year fast in the 2004–05 season, with Francis hitting several game-winning shots early in the season. In the middle of the season, Mobley was traded to the Sacramento Kings, which upset Francis. The Magic slumped late and missed the playoffs.

The following season, a disgruntled Francis was suspended for conduct detrimental to the team. On February 5, 2006, there were rumors that he could be traded to the Denver Nuggets for Earl Watson but GM Otis Smith publicly announced that he would not trade Francis. Still, rumors persisted that Francis would be traded to the New York Knicks, Los Angeles Lakers, Minnesota Timberwolves, Denver Nuggets or even back to his former team the Houston Rockets.

New York Knicks (2006–2007)

On February 22, 2006, one day before the NBA's trade deadline, Francis was traded to the New York Knicks for small forward Trevor Ariza and the expiring contract of shooting guard Anfernee "Penny" Hardaway. Prior to the trade, the Nuggets reportedly offered both Watson and Kenyon Martin for Francis, but the deal never took place. He made his Madison Square Garden debut on Friday, February 24 when the Knicks faced the New Jersey Nets, and scored 16 points in a 94–90 loss for the Knicks. He wore jersey #1 with the Knicks as his usual #3 was already assigned to Stephon Marbury. Francis has endured a recurring injury, tendinitis in his right knee, and as a result began the 2006–07 season averaging only 11.3 ppg, as opposed to his career 18.4 ppg. He returned on February 10, 2007 vs the Utah Jazz. On March 10, Francis hit a game-winning 3-pointer at the buzzer against the Washington Wizards, ending one of his best games as a Knick in his hometown. On 2007 draft night, June 28, the Knicks traded Francis and Channing Frye to the Portland Trail Blazers for Zach Randolph, Dan Dickau, and Fred Jones; Portland then bought out the remaining two years of Francis's contract for a reported $30 million, making him an unrestricted free agent.

Return to Houston (2007–2008)

The Miami Heat, Dallas Mavericks, Houston Rockets, and the L. A. Clippers pursued Francis. On July 20, he chose the Rockets, signing a two-year $6 million contract with them, although the Heat offered the most money. But he failed to make Rick Adelman's rotation coming out of the preseason. He averaged 5.5 points and 3 assists in ten games before undergoing season-ending surgery stemming from an earlier left quadriceps tendon injury.

Francis used his contract option to come back to the Houston Rockets for the 2008–09 NBA season. He lost 15 pounds for training camp, but was not able to play in the beginning of the season due to the recovery period of his injury.

On December 24, 2008, the Houston Rockets traded Francis back to the team that had originally drafted him, the Grizzlies, except now the team was in Memphis. This trade was for a 2011 conditional draft pick. The move allowed the Rockets to drop under the luxury tax threshold. On January 27, 2009, it was reported that Francis was waived by the Grizzlies, without having appeared in a game for them. No other NBA teams expressed an interest in Francis.

Chinese Basketball Association

In November 2010, Francis signed with the Beijing Ducks of China. He averaged 0.5 points and 0.7 rebounds over four games, playing 14 minutes, before leaving the team in late December of the same year to return to the United States.

On September 27, 2001, a tornado struck the University of Maryland, College Park campus, killing two students and displacing 700 more from their dormitory. Francis, who was on campus at the time, arranged to sponsor a dinner for the displaced students before he flew back to Houston for his third season with the Rockets. He said, "I remember all of the people here supporting me while I was a Maryland student, and this is just a small way that I can give back to those who have helped me."

On February 17, 2002, Francis's #23 jersey was honored by Maryland in a ceremony preceding the game against the #1 ranked Duke Blue Devils. Francis sat on the team's bench during the game and cheered as the Terrapins upset the Blue Devils 87–73. On election day 2008, Francis supported presidential candidate Barack Obama by wearing a red velvet sports jacket with "Barack Obama" spelled on the back in sequins. Francis said he had followed the presidential race closely. "It's important that there is an African-American candidate running", Francis said. "I never thought I'd see the day that would happen. Right now, we're at a pivotal point. It's a great feeling for me."

Francis has suffered from Ménière's disease, which causes episodes of vertigo, tinnitus, and aural fullness.

Francis has ventured into several entrepreneurial projects, including a construction company, boxing promotions, a barbershop and clothing line (We R One), as well as a hip-hop record label, Mazerati Music.

After Francis left professional basketball and his stepfather committed suicide, he began drinking heavily. In November 2016, Francis was arrested in Houston for driving under the influence and a felony charge of threatening a public servant. In December 2016, he turned himself into Manatee County, Florida police who issued a warrant for his arrest on burglary charges following an incident in which he allegedly broke into a woman's car. In March 2017, he was granted a conditional discharge and sentenced to 50 hours of community service plus a fine of $7,300.

Legend
GP Games played GS Games started MPG Minutes per game
FG% Field goal percentage 3P% 3-point field goal percentage FT% Free throw percentage
RPG Rebounds per game APG Assists per game SPG Steals per game
BPG Blocks per game PPG Points per game Bold Career high

NBA

Regular season

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
1999–00 Houston 77 77 36.1 .445 .345 .786 5.3 6.6 1.5 .4 18.0
2000–01 Houston 80 79 39.9 .451 .396 .817 6.9 6.5 1.8 .4 19.9
2001–02 Houston 57 56 41.1 .417 .324 .773 7.0 6.4 1.2 .4 21.6
2002–03 Houston 81 81 41.0 .435 .354 .800 6.2 6.2 1.7 .5 21.0
2003–04 Houston 79 79 40.4 .403 .348 .775 5.5 6.2 1.8 .4 16.6
2004–05 Orlando 78 78 38.2 .423 .299 .823 5.8 7.0 1.4 .4 21.3
2005–06 Orlando 46 45 37.7 .433 .257 .797 4.8 5.7 1.1 .2 16.2
2005–06 New York 24 15 27.5 .442 .538 .761 3.0 3.5 1.0 .3 10.8
2006–07 New York 44 30 28.1 .408 .378 .829 3.6 3.9 .9 .3 11.3
2007–08 Houston 10 3 19.9 .333 .235 .565 2.3 3.0 .9 .5 5.5
Career 576 543 37.6 .429 .341 .797 5.6 6.0 1.5 .4 18.1
All-Star 3 3 24.3 .552 .500 .500 2.7 5.3 .7 .0 12.0

Playoffs

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2004 Houston 5 5 44.4 .429 .412 .725 8.4 7.6 1.4 .2 19.2
Career 5 5 44.4 .429 .412 .725 8.4 7.6 1.4 .2 19.2

CBA

Regular season

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2010–11 Beijing 4 0 3.4 .375 .000 .000 .8 .0 .0 .0 .5
Career 4 0 3.4 .375 .000 .000 .8 .0 .0 .0 .5
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Steve Francis
Steve Francis Language Watch Edit This article is about the basketball player For other people of the same name see Steve Francis disambiguation Steven D Shawn Francis born February 21 1977 is an American former professional basketball player He was selected with the second overall pick of the 1999 NBA draft and was named co NBA Rookie of the Year along with Elton Brand in his first season He was a three time NBA All Star while playing for the Houston Rockets Francis also played for the Orlando Magic and New York Knicks finishing his career with the Beijing Ducks of the Chinese Basketball Association He was known for his crossover dribble driving ability and flashy dunks He was given the nickname Stevie Franchise 1 2 Steve FrancisFrancis with the KnicksPersonal informationBorn 1977 02 21 February 21 1977 age 44 Takoma Park MarylandNationalityAmericanListed height6 ft 3 in 1 91 m Listed weight210 lb 95 kg Career informationHigh schoolMontgomery Blair Silver Spring Maryland CollegeSan Jacinto 1996 1997 Allegany 1997 1998 Maryland 1998 1999 NBA draft1999 Round 1 Pick 2nd overallSelected by the Vancouver GrizzliesPlaying career1999 2010PositionPoint guardNumber3 1Career history1999 2004Houston Rockets2004 2006Orlando Magic2006 2007New York Knicks2007 2008Houston Rockets2010Beijing DucksCareer highlights and awards3 NBA All Star 2002 2004 NBA Co Rookie of the Year 2000 NBA All Rookie First Team 2000 Consensus second team All American 1999 First team All ACC 1999 No 23 honored by Maryland TerrapinsCareer NBA statisticsPoints10 446 18 1 ppg Rebounds3 215 5 6 rpg Assists3 473 6 0 apg Stats at NBA comStats at Basketball Reference com Contents 1 Early life and education 2 University of Maryland 3 NBA career 3 1 Houston Rockets 1999 2004 3 2 Orlando Magic 2004 2006 3 3 New York Knicks 2006 2007 3 4 Return to Houston 2007 2008 3 5 Chinese Basketball Association 4 Personal life 5 Career statistics 5 1 NBA 5 1 1 Regular season 5 1 2 Playoffs 5 2 CBA 5 2 1 Regular season 6 References 7 External linksEarly life and education EditFrancis was born and raised in Takoma Park Maryland 3 He was nicknamed Wink as a child 3 After his mother Brenda died of cancer in 1995 his grandmother became a parent figure to him He stopped playing basketball after his mother died 4 His father served 20 years in federal prison for bank robbery Francis later described his stepfather a garbage collector as his best friend As a youth Francis received food stamps and lived in an apartment with 18 people 5 Francis began working for drug dealers at ten years old and began selling crack cocaine on the street as a teenager during the American crack epidemic He attended six high schools and played in a total of two high school basketball games He dropped out of school at 18 years old after his mother died Francis completed his GED after receiving an offer to play college basketball for San Jacinto College whose coaches had noticed him at an Amateur Athletic Union tournament 5 Francis attended San Jacinto College in 1996 97 and the Allegany College of Maryland in 1997 98 Francis became the first player to take two unbeaten teams into the National Junior College Tournament 4 In a game for Allegany Francis recorded a quadruple double against Shawn Marion and Vincennes University 5 6 University of Maryland EditFrancis transferred to Maryland in 1998 for his junior season The addition of Francis helped propel the Terrapins to a 5 preseason ranking Francis made an instant impact as Maryland s starting shooting guard scoring 17 points in the season opener against Western Carolina Francis and the Terps gained national attention with impressive showings in the Puerto Rico Shootout and a 62 60 win over 5 Stanford in the BB amp T Classic The Terps climbed to a 2 national ranking by early December 7 The Terrapins finished second in the ACC and Francis was named to the All ACC first team and the All ACC Tournament team The Terrapins were a number 2 seed in the NCAA tournament but were defeated by St John s in the Sweet 16 Under Francis s leadership Maryland finished with a school record 28 wins and only 6 losses and were ranked 5 in the final Associated Press poll Francis finished the season averaging 17 points per game 4 5 assists per game and 2 8 steals per game He was a consensus second team All American and was named a finalist for the Wooden and Naismith Player of the Year Awards Although he stated he was 99 sure he would return to Maryland for his senior season he opted to enter the NBA draft While a member of the Terrapins Francis met Idan Ravin who at the time was coaching youth basketball Francis soon began attending Ravin s workouts and recommended Ravin as trainer to fellow college players including Elton Brand Ravin subsequently became a well known trainer for a number of NBA players 8 NBA career EditHouston Rockets 1999 2004 Edit Francis was selected second in the 1999 NBA draft by the Vancouver Grizzlies He publicly announced that he did not want to play for the Grizzlies citing the distance from his Maryland home taxes endorsements and God s will Heavily criticized for his antics especially in Vancouver 9 he relented and briefly considered joining the Grizzlies before contentious negotiations and an incident at Vancouver International Airport convinced Francis that he needed to go elsewhere 10 Francis got his wish being traded before the 1999 2000 season began to the Houston Rockets in a three team 11 player deal that brought Michael Dickerson Othella Harrington Antoine Carr and Brent Price plus first and second round picks to the Grizzlies 11 It was the largest trade in NBA history at that time in terms of the number of players and picks involved 12 Though Francis shared Rookie of the Year honors with Elton Brand 13 and finished as runner up to Vince Carter in the 2000 Slam Dunk Contest 14 the Rockets finished the season with a 34 48 record The next season the Rockets improved to 45 37 but still missed the playoffs In his third season Francis was chosen by fans to start the 2002 NBA All Star Game but ended up playing only 55 games due to a foot injury and recurring Meniere s induced migraines 15 As a result the Rockets posted a dismal 28 54 record landing them into the lottery where they selected 7 6 Chinese center Yao Ming with the first pick in the 2002 NBA Draft Francis and Yao gelled their first season together and were selected as 2003 NBA All Star Game starters Francis scored a career high 44 points in a nationally televised home win against the Los Angeles Lakers on January 17 2003 15 The team went 43 39 again missing the playoffs Rockets head coach Rudy Tomjanovich stepped down in 2003 and the team selected ex New York Knicks coach Jeff Van Gundy as his successor Van Gundy s coaching style did not fit Francis s style of play Even though Francis made the All Star game for a third straight year his stats declined in 2003 04 dropping from 21 0 PPG 6 2 RPG and 6 2 APG to 16 6 PPG 5 5 RPG and 6 2 APG The Rockets however made the playoffs for the first time since 1999 which would be Francis s only postseason experience Despite his averaging 19 2 ppg 8 4 rpg and 7 6 apg the Rockets lost to the heavily favored Los Angeles Lakers in five games As Francis s relationship with Van Gundy deteriorated it was apparent that the Rockets wanted to go in a different direction While the coach sought to focus the team s offense on Yao Ming the Rockets ended up trading Francis along with his best friend on the team Cuttino Mobley as well as Kelvin Cato for Tracy McGrady Juwan Howard Tyronn Lue and Reece Gaines During Francis s first tenure in Houston he averaged 19 3 points 6 4 assists 6 1 rebounds and 1 63 steals in 374 games 372 starts Francis left talking with Chauncey Billups Orlando Magic 2004 2006 Edit At first Francis was unhappy with the trade to Orlando but he adapted to his new environment Francis flourished in the run n gun offense of interim head coach Chris Jent After posting a career low 16 6 points per game the previous year with the Rockets Francis averaged 21 3 PPG 5 8 RPG and 7 0 APG in his first season with the Magic The Magic started out the year fast in the 2004 05 season with Francis hitting several game winning shots early in the season 16 17 18 In the middle of the season Mobley was traded to the Sacramento Kings which upset Francis The Magic slumped late and missed the playoffs The following season a disgruntled Francis was suspended for conduct detrimental to the team 19 On February 5 2006 there were rumors that he could be traded to the Denver Nuggets for Earl Watson but GM Otis Smith publicly announced that he would not trade Francis 20 Still rumors persisted that Francis would be traded to the New York Knicks Los Angeles Lakers Minnesota Timberwolves Denver Nuggets or even back to his former team the Houston Rockets 4 New York Knicks 2006 2007 Edit On February 22 2006 one day before the NBA s trade deadline Francis was traded to the New York Knicks for small forward Trevor Ariza and the expiring contract of shooting guard Anfernee Penny Hardaway 19 Prior to the trade the Nuggets reportedly offered both Watson and Kenyon Martin for Francis but the deal never took place 21 He made his Madison Square Garden debut on Friday February 24 when the Knicks faced the New Jersey Nets and scored 16 points in a 94 90 loss for the Knicks He wore jersey 1 with the Knicks as his usual 3 was already assigned to Stephon Marbury 22 Francis has endured a recurring injury tendinitis in his right knee and as a result began the 2006 07 season averaging only 11 3 ppg as opposed to his career 18 4 ppg He returned on February 10 2007 vs the Utah Jazz On March 10 Francis hit a game winning 3 pointer at the buzzer against the Washington Wizards ending one of his best games as a Knick in his hometown On 2007 draft night June 28 the Knicks traded Francis and Channing Frye to the Portland Trail Blazers for Zach Randolph Dan Dickau and Fred Jones 23 Portland then bought out the remaining two years of Francis s contract for a reported 30 million making him an unrestricted free agent 24 Return to Houston 2007 2008 Edit The Miami Heat Dallas Mavericks Houston Rockets and the L A Clippers pursued Francis 24 On July 20 he chose the Rockets signing a two year 6 million contract with them although the Heat offered the most money 24 But he failed to make Rick Adelman s rotation coming out of the preseason He averaged 5 5 points and 3 assists in ten games before undergoing season ending surgery stemming from an earlier left quadriceps tendon injury 25 Francis used his contract option to come back to the Houston Rockets for the 2008 09 NBA season He lost 15 pounds for training camp but was not able to play in the beginning of the season due to the recovery period of his injury 26 On December 24 2008 the Houston Rockets traded Francis back to the team that had originally drafted him the Grizzlies except now the team was in Memphis This trade was for a 2011 conditional draft pick The move allowed the Rockets to drop under the luxury tax threshold 27 On January 27 2009 it was reported that Francis was waived by the Grizzlies without having appeared in a game for them No other NBA teams expressed an interest in Francis 28 Chinese Basketball Association Edit In November 2010 Francis signed with the Beijing Ducks of China He averaged 0 5 points and 0 7 rebounds over four games playing 14 minutes before leaving the team in late December of the same year to return to the United States 29 Personal life EditOn September 27 2001 a tornado struck the University of Maryland College Park campus killing two students and displacing 700 more from their dormitory Francis who was on campus at the time arranged to sponsor a dinner for the displaced students before he flew back to Houston for his third season with the Rockets He said I remember all of the people here supporting me while I was a Maryland student and this is just a small way that I can give back to those who have helped me 30 On February 17 2002 Francis s 23 jersey was honored by Maryland in a ceremony preceding the game against the 1 ranked Duke Blue Devils 31 Francis sat on the team s bench during the game and cheered as the Terrapins upset the Blue Devils 87 73 On election day 2008 Francis supported presidential candidate Barack Obama by wearing a red velvet sports jacket with Barack Obama spelled on the back in sequins Francis said he had followed the presidential race closely It s important that there is an African American candidate running Francis said I never thought I d see the day that would happen Right now we re at a pivotal point It s a great feeling for me 32 Francis has suffered from Meniere s disease which causes episodes of vertigo tinnitus and aural fullness 33 Francis has ventured into several entrepreneurial projects including a construction company boxing promotions a barbershop and clothing line We R One as well as a hip hop record label Mazerati Music 34 After Francis left professional basketball and his stepfather committed suicide he began drinking heavily 5 In November 2016 Francis was arrested in Houston for driving under the influence and a felony charge of threatening a public servant 35 In December 2016 he turned himself into Manatee County Florida police who issued a warrant for his arrest on burglary charges following an incident in which he allegedly broke into a woman s car 36 In March 2017 he was granted a conditional discharge and sentenced to 50 hours of community service plus a fine of 7 300 37 Career statistics EditLegend GP Games played GS Games started MPG Minutes per game FG Field goal percentage 3P 3 point field goal percentage FT Free throw percentage RPG Rebounds per game APG Assists per game SPG Steals per game BPG Blocks per game PPG Points per game Bold Career highNBA Edit Regular season Edit Year Team GP GS MPG FG 3P FT RPG APG SPG BPG PPG1999 00 Houston 77 77 36 1 445 345 786 5 3 6 6 1 5 4 18 02000 01 Houston 80 79 39 9 451 396 817 6 9 6 5 1 8 4 19 92001 02 Houston 57 56 41 1 417 324 773 7 0 6 4 1 2 4 21 62002 03 Houston 81 81 41 0 435 354 800 6 2 6 2 1 7 5 21 02003 04 Houston 79 79 40 4 403 348 775 5 5 6 2 1 8 4 16 62004 05 Orlando 78 78 38 2 423 299 823 5 8 7 0 1 4 4 21 32005 06 Orlando 46 45 37 7 433 257 797 4 8 5 7 1 1 2 16 22005 06 New York 24 15 27 5 442 538 761 3 0 3 5 1 0 3 10 82006 07 New York 44 30 28 1 408 378 829 3 6 3 9 9 3 11 32007 08 Houston 10 3 19 9 333 235 565 2 3 3 0 9 5 5 5Career 576 543 37 6 429 341 797 5 6 6 0 1 5 4 18 1All Star 3 3 24 3 552 500 500 2 7 5 3 7 0 12 0Playoffs Edit Year Team GP GS MPG FG 3P FT RPG APG SPG BPG PPG2004 Houston 5 5 44 4 429 412 725 8 4 7 6 1 4 2 19 2Career 5 5 44 4 429 412 725 8 4 7 6 1 4 2 19 2CBA Edit Regular season Edit Year Team GP GS MPG FG 3P FT RPG APG SPG BPG PPG2010 11 Beijing 4 0 3 4 375 000 000 8 0 0 0 5Career 4 0 3 4 375 000 000 8 0 0 0 5References Edit Steve Francis Stats Basketball Reference com 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Associated Press December 27 2010 Archived from the original on January 1 2011 Retrieved August 22 2011 Former Maryland star Francis returns to boost spirits after campus tornado National Collegiate Athletic Association October 8 2001 Joe White February 18 2002 Rockets light up Wizards USA Today Archived from the original on September 7 2008 Retrieved August 28 2008 Rockets Steve Francis makes pro Obama fashion statement before Celtics game Projo Sports Blog November 5 2008 Archived from the original on July 13 2010 Retrieved November 8 2009 Down shifting with encouragement from the anxious Rockets Steve Francis is restricting his high flying game to reduce the risk of a crash landing findarticles com accessed March 3 2015 ONLINE Article What the hell happened to Steve Francis slamonline com accessed March 3 2014 Bonesteel Matt November 22 2016 Ex NBA star Steve Francis arrested for DUI in Texas wanted for burglary in Florida Washington Post Archived from the original on March 9 2018 Retrieved March 8 2018 Nealeigh Sara December 14 2016 Former NBA player tried to turn himself in two days after burglary Six months later he was arrested The Bradenton Herald Archived from the original on March 9 2018 Retrieved March 8 2018 Steve Francis Strikes Deal In Burglary Case Avoids Jail TMZ Sports March 28 2017 Archived from the original on March 9 2018 Retrieved March 8 2018 External links EditNBA com profile Archived August 10 2014 at the Wayback Machine Retrieved from https en wikipedia org w index php title Steve Francis amp oldid 1051365109, wikipedia, wiki, book,

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