Steve Francis is a retired Basketball player who had played with three NBA teams in his career. While a star player in all his teams Steve has also forayed in a number of business ventures after his retirement from professional basketball. Currently he has been in the news for his brush ups with the law forces and subsequent sentencing. Now let’s have a close look on Steve Francis’s net worth in 2018.
Steve Francis Early Life
Steve Francis was born as Steven D’Shawn Francis on 21st February 1977 in Maryland USA. He was close to his mother Brenda who died when Steve was still in school. Steve’s father was in prison serving sentence. Steve was raised by his grandmother and stepfather.
Steve had a troubled childhood that involved drug dealing and cocaine selling. He changed six high schools and finally dropped off before completing his diploma. He was a regular basketball player in his schools and was spotted by San Jacinto basketball coaches.
He went on to attend the San Jacinto College as a basketball player and later went to Allegany college of Maryland.
Steve was selected in the National Basketball association draft and was asked to play for Vancouver. He refused and was traded to Houston Rockets which became his first NBA team.
Steve continued to play professional basketball for ten years after which he retired from the sport.
Steve married in 2006 to Shelby and they together have 2 children. The couple got divorced in 2016.
Steve Francis Career, Awards & Achievements
Steve Francis started his professional career with the Houston Rockets team. He was the member of the team for five years from 1999 to 2004. He played a total of 374 games as part of the team and scored an average of 19 points per game.
Next he went on to play for the Orlando team for two years. When his best friend in the team got traded to another team, Steve got upset and it reflected in his game. His point’s average fell to 10 from 16 in the two years he was with the team.
He was then traded off to New York Knicks with whom he played for just one year. He returned to his first team Houston in 2007. A career ending injury that required surgery kept him out of active play while he was in this team. He finally retired from the game in 2010.
During his ten years of professional play Steve played a total of 576 games and averaged 18 points per game.
Awards & Achievements
Steve Francis is an accomplished player and would have enjoyed many years of play had he not been stopped by injury. During his active years he won many awards and accolades for his outstanding play.
He was declared the NBA rookie of the year in 2000. He was also a runner up in the slam dunk contest the same year.
He was three times NBA all-star in 2002, 2003 and 2004.
While playing for his college Steve was one of the finalists for the Naismith Player of the year award in 1998.
Net Worth of Steve Francis
Steve Francis has earned a total of $40 million as net worth mainly through his professional basketball income.
It was reported that in his final trade off to Houston Steve was paid a total of $31 million to end his contract with his current team. He was signed by Houston for two years for a $6 million contract.
Steve Francis had a promising career in basketball which abruptly ended due to severe injuries. His early retirement and relationship issues were compounded by his drinking problems. Recently out of prison here’s hoping that his coming years would be better and happier.