Steve-Francis
Steve Francis | Biography

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  • Full Name Steve Francis
  • Occupation Former Professional Basketball Player
  • Nationality American
  • Birthplace Maryland, USA
  • Birth Date Feb 21, 1977
  • Age 45 Years, 4 Months
Former Professional Basketball Player

Steve Francis | Biography

Steve Francis is known for his driving ability, flash dunks, and dribble

Steve Francis is the investor and team owner of a basketball team called The Basketball League, also known as TBL. It is a growing professional basketball minor league. TBL started operating as North American Premier Basketball (NAPB) in North America in 2018.


Steve Francis is a former professional basketball player.

Who is Steve Francis?

Steve Francis is a retired American professional basketball player. He played for different basketball teams throughout his career, including the New York Knicks, Houston Rockets, and Orlando Magic for the National Basketball Association and the Beijing Ducks of the Chinese Basketball Association. Francis was the second overall pick during the 1999 NBA draft.

Early Life and Education

Steve Francis was born on 21 February 1977 in Takoma Park, Maryland. As a child, his nickname was "Wink." In 1995, Francis lost his mother to cancer, and his grandmother raised him after that. He quit playing basketball for 2 years after the demise of his mother. 

Francis went to San Jacinto College of Texas from 1996 to 1997 and attended the Allegany College of Maryland the following year. After returning to the game in 1997, he became the first player to take two unbeaten teams to the National Junior College Tournament. 

For his junior season, in 1998, Francis transferred to the University of Maryland. He soon made a name for himself as Maryland's starting shooting guard. Francis scored 17 points in the season opener against Western Carolina. He even led the team to national ranking 2 by December of the same year.

Career

After college, Francis was selected as the second overall pick in the 1999 NBA draft. The NBA star played for three NBA teams, Houston Rockets, New York Knicks, and Orlando Magic. He also played for the Chinese Basketball Association's team, the Beijing Ducks. Francis is known for his driving ability, flash dunks, and dribble. 

Francis was honored with many awards, including four 'NBA Player of the Week' awards, three 'NBA Rookie of the Month' awards, one 'NBA Rookie of the Year' award, and one 'All-Rookie Team' award. His career-high points per game are 18.1, rebounds per game are 5.6, and assists per game are 6.

Now

Steve Francis is the investor and team owner of a basketball team called The Basketball League, also known as TBL. It is a growing professional basketball minor league. TBL started operating as North American Premier Basketball (NAPB) in North America in 2018. The league has recently expanded from 32 teams to 35 teams, from New York to San Diego. The Basketball League has given Francis a chance to stay close to the sport he loves the most, even after his retirement.

Francis was one of the largest trades in the history of the league during his time when he was dealt with the Houston Rockets. Houston Rockets bought Francis for a whopping $84 million following his 'Rookie of the Year' win. In the 1999-2000 seasons, Francis won the 'Co-Rookie of the Year' award. He shared the award with Elton Brand.

Height and Weight

The former NBA star has a massive frame. He is 6 feet and 3 inches tall (1.91 m) and weighs around 210 lbs (95 kg).

Net Worth and Salary

The former NBA star has accumulated a net worth of $40 million. 

In 2003, he signed a six-year contract deal worth $80 million with the Houston Rockets. Throughout his NBA career, he earned over $103 million. And, most of his earnings came from his deal with the NBA team Houston Rockets. However, there is no information on his salary.

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