#045 Meet Steve Francis
Steve Francis is a three-time NBA All-Star. During his career, he played for the Houston Rockets, the Orlando Magic, and the New York Knicks. He was so dominant on the court that he earned the nickname “Franchise.” He’s known for his speed, fancy ball-handling skills, and extreme dunks.
Steve’s rise to NBA stardom wasn’t an easy one, however. He overcame much adversity in his childhood.
Unlike some NBA players who had plenty of money and parental support as youths, Steve grew up in poverty. For a while, he even resorted to selling drugs. But he was determined to change his life around, and he’s happy to share the strategies that helped him turn the adversity he experienced into an advantage.
Some of the things Steve and I talk about:
“I try to evolve and do some of the things that I couldn’t do while I was traveling and see some things that I have always wanted to experience. That keeps me stable.”
“Take a look in the mirror and just ask yourself, ‘Are you giving yourself your all? Are you really?’”
“I was always small. So I would have to play that much harder to play with the better players… bigger, older, smarter, wiser guys.”
Links and Resources:
The Steve Francis Foundation – http://www.stevefrancisfoundation.com/
Follow Steve on Instagram – @Steve_Franchise3
Follow Steve on Twitter – @SteveFranchise3