With this year’s festivities in Houston, former Rockets stars Yao Ming, Hakeem Olajuwon, Charles Barkley, and Dikembe Mutombo have all come to town.
Former Rockets star Steve Francis is also in town, though not in the same shape is the aforementioned stars, SportsGrid reported.
Francis played in 576 NBA games (543 started), averaging 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.
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 named Mazerati Music.
Judging by some pictures that have surfaced online, Francis has not been doing so well since retiring in 2008. Really sad to see. Hopefully Francis takes note from the response he’s getting this weekend and takes care of himself a little bit better after this.
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Not long ago, former NBA players proposed what they would've changed in the NBA today. ExNBA.com also has a preposition.Which one do you support?
- Eliminate Western-Eastern conferences in Playoffs, let all teams compete for title (K. Smith) (25%, 33 Votes)
- Impose harder, stricter rules against flopping (ExNBA.com) (19%, 25 Votes)
- Allow players to enter NBA only after 2 years of college (C. Barkley) (18%, 24 Votes)
- Add another referee to sidelines, to watch games through monitors (R. Miller) (15%, 19 Votes)
- Eliminate defensive 3-second violation rule (S. Kerr) (14%, 18 Votes)
- Add "penalty box", so players could fight after games (S. O'Neal) (8%, 10 Votes)
- Eliminate charges (C. Webber) (1%, 2 Votes)
Total Voters: 131
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