Net Worth: $35 Million
- Source of Wealth NBA, Sports
- Birth Place Takoma Park, Maryland
- Height 6' 3" (1.91 m)
- Marital Status Married (Shelby Francis)
- Full Name Steven D'Shawn Francis
- Nationality United States
- Date of Birth February 21, 1977
- Ethnicity African-American
- Weight 210 lb (95 kg)
- Occupation Professional Basketball Player
- Education University of Maryland, Allegany College of Maryland, San Jacinto College of Texas
- Children 2
About Steve Francis
Currently worth $35 million, Steve Francis is a retired professional basketball player who last played with Chinese Basketball Association for the Beijing Ducks before his retirement in 2010.
Also known as “Steve-O” or “Stevie Franchise”, Steve Francis is noted for his impressive driving abilities, flashy dunks and crossover dribble. Before playing for the Chinese Basketball Association, Steve Francis has played for several NBA franchises like Houston Rockets, Orlando Magic, and New York Knicks.
While attending the University of Maryland, Steve Francis was selected by the Vancouver Grizzlies as its second overall pick in the first round of 1999 NBA Draft. However, he openly expressed his intention of not playing for the Grizzlies due to several reasons. His wish was granted when before the 1999-2000 season has started he was absorbed by the Houston Rockets due to an 11-man trade deal which was then considered as the largest trade deal made during that time.
He played with the Rockets until 2003-2004 season when he was traded to the Orlando Magic. Before the 2006-2007 season started there were rumors spreading that Francis would be traded to NBA franchise teams like Minnesota Timberwolves, Denver Nuggets, Los Angeles Lakers and New York Knicks. Shortly, he was signed by the New York Knicks. he played for one season with the Knicks. When the season ended, he was pursued by L.A. Clippers , Houston Rockets, Dallas Mavericks and Miami Heat. He chose to sign a two-year $6 million worth of deal with Rockets though the Heat offered more. He then started to play for the Beijing Ducks of the Chinese Basketball Association.