NBA great Steve Francis says he's 100% DRUG FREE ... and talk that he's using any type of illegal narcotic is baseless and totally out of left field. TMZ Sports spoke to Francis about… READ MORE >
Steven D'Shawn Francis (born February 21, 1977) is an American professional basketball player who last played for the Beijing Ducks of the Chinese Basketball Association. He formerly played for the Houston Rockets, Orlando Magic, and New York Knicks. Nicknamed "Stevie Franchise" and self-described as "Steve-O", he was known early in his career for his crossover dribble, driving ability, and flashy dunks. Francis grew up in Takoma Park, Maryland. He was nicknamed "Wink" as a child. After his mother died of cancer in 1995, his grandmother raised him. He stopped playing basketball for two years after his mother's death. Francis attended the San Jacinto College of Texas 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. Francis transferred to the University of Maryland in 1998 for his junior season.
Steve Francis is about to feel the pressure ... of his massive gold chain -- which his friend and rap mogul J. Prince got back for him, and is now proudly showing it off for cameras. Rap-A-Lot… READ MORE >
Steve Francis doesn't just have the Sauce Twinz to thank for the return of his chain -- it was ultimately engineered by J. Prince ... one of the most powerful men in hip hop, TMZ Sports has… READ MORE >
Steve Francis can rest easy about his missing chain -- 'cause the rappers who were performing on the night he got jacked tell TMZ Sports they're on MISSION to get the necklace back to the NBA… READ MORE >
NBA legend Steve Francis was the victim of a violent chain snatching at a rap show in Houston this weekend ... and TMZ Sports has footage of the brazen attack. The 38-year-old, 3-time NBA… READ MORE >
Steve Francis says the reports of his demise have been greatly exaggerated ... telling TMZ Sports he's not only doing perfectly OK, but he could still ball up 20-somethings in the NBA if he… READ MORE >