Ex-NBA All-Star Steve Francis appears at opening of Liuzhou weekend league – PHOTO

Former NBA star player Steve Francis, who has last been mentioned in the news for his altercation with another NBA player Stephen Jackson, has surfaced in China, according to Bleacher Report.

Francis participated in an opening of the Liuzhou weekend basketball league on Jan. 5. It should be noted that after NBA, Francis played a little in Chinese Basketball Association.

Reportedly, Francis was warmly received at the event. Below are two pictures of Francis at the conference.


via Got 'Em Coach

Francis was a college all-american, and played 576 games in the NBA (543 started). He holds career averages of  18.1 ppg, 5.6 rpg and 6.0 apg in 37.6 minutes of action.

Francis was also elected to the NBA All-Star team three times, in 2002, 2003, and 2004.

After his NBA career was over, Francis played for the Beijing Ducks of the Chinese Basketball Association.

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


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