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Steve Francis

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.

LATEST STORIES
  
Steve Francis -- Finally Released from Jail ... Ordered to Put Breathalyzer In Car (MUG SHOT)

Steve Francis
Finally Released from Jail Ordered to Put Breathalyzer In Car

Ex-NBA star Steve Francis has been released from jail after his Saturday drunk driving arrest -- but was ordered by the judge to install a breathalyzer system into his car.  As we previously… READ MORE >

Steve Francis -- 'I Just Robbed Somebody' ... Warrant Out for Florida Burglary

Steve Francis
'I Just Robbed Somebody' Warrant Out for Florida Burglary

The bizarre saga of Steve Francis has taken another crazy twist -- turns out, there's a warrant out for his arrest for allegedly BURGLARIZING a BMW outside of a clam restaurant in Florida. … READ MORE >

- 14 days ago
Steve Francis -- Wearing $1 MILLION Necklace ... During DWI Arrest

Steve Francis
Wearing $1 MILLION Necklace ... During DWI Arrest

Steve Francis was BALLIN' OUT during his drunk driving arrest -- claiming he was wearing a $1 MILLION chain when cops took him into custody ... this according to the police report obtained by TMZ… READ MORE >

- 14 days ago
Steve Francis -- Arrested for Drunk Driving, Weed ... Allegedly Threatened 'Revenge' (UPDATE: Mug Shot)

Steve Francis
Popped for Drunk Driving, Weed ... Allegedly Threatened Revenge

Ex-NBA superstar Steve Francis was arrested for drunk driving in Houston over the weekend ... and cops say he was a pain in the ass during the bust and vowed revenge on the arresting… READ MORE >

- 14 days ago
Rap Legend J. Prince -- Dwight Howard Needed 'Heart Transplant' ... To Succeed In Houston (VIDEO)

Rap Legend J. Prince
Dwight Howard Needed 'Heart Transplant ... To Succeed In Houston

One of the most powerful men in music claims Dwight Howard's failure in Houston was cardiovascular ... saying D12 would've needed a "heart transplant" to win a ring in H-Town. TMZ Sports got… READ MORE >

- 153 days ago
NBA's Steve Francis -- Ominous Update On Houston Chain Snatchers

NBA's Steve Francis
Ominous Update On Houston Chain Snatchers

Remember those guys who roughed up Steve Francis and then jacked his chain at a Houston rap show last year???  Well, Steve Francis sure does ... and just implied that the perps got some sort… READ MORE >

- 167 days ago
Steve Francis -- I'm Not On Dope ... Leave Me Alone

Steve Francis
I'm Not On Dope ... Leave Me Alone

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 >

- 355 days ago
Steve Francis -- Hey Everyone ... I Got My Chain Back!

Steve Francis
Hey Everyone I Got My Chain Back!

The stolen chain drama is finally ... over.  Ex-NBA superstar Steve Francis was reunited with his gold necklace the other day ... after one of the most epic jewelry sagas of all time. … READ MORE >

- 630 days ago
Steve Francis -- Here's Your Stolen Gold Chain! J. Prince Shows Off the Goods

Steve Francis
Here's Your Stolen Gold Chain! J. Prince Flaunts the Goods

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 >

- 637 days ago
Steve Francis -- Chain Recovery Engineered By Rap God

Steve Francis
Chain Recovery Engineered By Rap God

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 >

- 640 days ago

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