Ex-NBA star Steve Francis humiliated, robbed during hip-hop show


steve-francis-chain-draggedSince NBA star Steve Francis left the league, he hasn’t been doing so well.

From time to time, online media outlets and news portals published reports about Francis being arrested in a nightclub, Francis looking bad, on drugs or similar.

Recently, another such report came up, again, a negative one. Former Houston Rockets, Orlando Magic and New York Knicks guard was in a night club, again, and this time it was a bit rough.

A scuffle in the club resulted in Francis being dragged to the floor, stepped on and choked by his own gold chain. Yes, imagine that.

The chain, according to TMZ, was later stolen, during an altercation in the above mentioned hip-hop show in Houston.

TMZ said the man who grabbed the chain off 38-year old Francis, ran away with it, and wasn’t identified at the time. The police were not called to the scene in connection with the theft.

Francis, who spent some time playing in China after he left the NBA, has become considerably more likely to make headlines for things going awry or getting weird in nightclubs than for anything else.

Several weeks before his 38th birthday, Francis seemed adamant that he could still return and play in the NBA. However, the more time passes on, the further this dream seems to be.

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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