For former NBA star Steve Francis, life after the NBA has been rough. Where did it go wrong for Francis? Well, some speculated drugs got the best of the 3x All-Star after Francis had a few run-ins with the law.
However, according to Francis, that was not the case.
Today, Francis set the record straight, and revealed that he sold drugs growing up:
“I had some dark days, no question,” Francis wrote in The Players’ Tribune. “And I know people were asking, “What the hell happened to Steve Francis?” But the hardest part was reading some bullsh__ on the Internet saying that I was on crack. When I thought about my grandmother reading that, or my kids reading that … that broke my heart. Listen, I sold crack when I was growing up. I’ll own up to that. But never in my life did I ever do crack.
“What happened to Steve Francis? I was drinking heavily, is what happened. And that can be just as bad. In the span of a few years I lost basketball, I lost my whole identity, and I lost my stepfather, who committed suicide.
“I just let go, man.”
Hopefully, Francis can get it right moving forward.