Steve Francis is a famous basketball player. Francis has played 1999 NBA draft and named as the NBA Rookie of the season. He receives NBA all-star honor three times while joining with ‘Houston Rockets. In his career, he also played with Orlando Magic, York Kicks, and Beijing Ducks. He is popular for his flashy dunks, crossover dribble, and driving skills. Keep reading to know more about the net worth of Steve Francis in 2018.
Early Life and Biography
Steven D’Shawn Francis was born on February 21, 1977, in Takoma Park, Maryland. His mother passed away due to cancer, and his grandmother played the role of his mother. He was nicknamed as Wink, and he has decided to stop playing basketball after the death of his mother. His father has spent about 20 years in prison for the attempt of bank robbery. He lived with his stepfather who worked as the garbage collector, but he liked him the most.
At the age of 10 years, he started working as the drug dealer and started supplying crack cocaine. His education was completed to six high schools; he left schooling after his mother’s death. He also received the degree from San Jacinto College in 1996 and later appeared in Allegany College of Maryland.
Steve was honored with #23 number jersey by Maryland and got 1st rank Duke Blue Devils. In 2008, he supported the presidential candidate Barack Obama and followed him closely.
Career, Awards, and Nominations
Francis started playing football for Maryland in the junior team. He scored 17 points in the opening season while starting shooting guard in the opposition of Western Carolina. After, he also received more focus while playing in BB&T classic and got #2 national ranking in that season. Later, he was offered for NBA career but refuses to play with Vancouver Grizzlies. He was picked by Houston Rockets along with 11 players and makes a record for the largest historical trade in 1999.
In the next season, he was elected by his fans to pursue NBA All-Star game season, but he played only 55 games and later got injured in his foot. After, he also selected for 2003 NBA All-Star Game and scored 44 points and won the season playing against Los Angeles Lakers.
In 2004, Steve was traded to Orlando and played under the coach Chris Jent. His season was not too good as he scored the lowest points in his career and faced heavy loss. Later, he was suspended for Detrimental to the members of the team.
In 2008, he returned to Houston and was contracted with $6 million for two years. He also lost 15 pounds at the time of training camp and didn’t able to play the season due to injury.
Net Worth and Earnings
Steve Francis has made an estimated net worth of around $50 million. His earning came from his basketball career and received millions dollar contact as one of the highest paid players. Moreover, he played with the Chinese Basketball Association before taking retirement from his career.
Francis is a well-known basketball player who has been known for the nickname Wink. He lived with his grandparents after the death of his mother and also involved in drugs dealing at the age of 10. Moreover, he works hard to achieve this position and takes retirement in 2010.