Steven D'Shawn "Steve" Francis is an American retired professional basketball player who has a net worth of $40 million dollars. Steve Francis has accumulated his net worth through his career in professional basketball by playing with the Houston Rockets, Orlando Magic, New York Knicks. He was selected with the second overall pick in the 1999 NBA Draft, and played for the Houston Rockets, Orlando Magic, and New York Knicks in the NBA and the Beijing Ducks of the Chinese Basketball Association. He was known early in his career for his crossover dribble, driving ability, and flashy dunks.
Steven D'Shawn Francis was born in Takoma Park, Maryland on February 1977. He took two unbeaten teams to the National Junior College Tournament, with San Jacinto College and the Allegany College of Maryland. Francis was selected to the All-ACC first team and All ACC Tournament team. Maryland advanced to the Sweet 16 and Francis was a finalist for both the Wooden and Naismith Player of the Year Awards. After forgoing his senior season Francis was the #2 pick in the 1999 NBA Draft by the Vancouver Grizzlies. He publically voiced his disapproval with the Grizzlies and was traded to the Houston Rockets. In his first NBA season he was co-Rookie of the Year and finished second in the Slam Dunk Contest. Over his career Francis also played for the Orlando Magic and New York Knicks. He was selected as an All-Star from 2002 to 2004. He signed with the Beijing Ducks of China in 2010 but only played in four games. Francis is an entrepreneur and has tried his hand with a construction company, boxing promotions, a clothing line called We R One, a barbershop, and a record label Mazerati Music. On February 22, 2006, one day before the NBA's trade deadline, Steve Francis was traded to the New York Knicks for small forward Trevor Ariza and the expiring contract of shooting guard Anfernee "Penny" Hardaway.