Former NBA Star Steve Francis talks about his drinking in touching piece

A good sober read by former NBA Star and streetball legend Steve Francis. An inspiring story on how the “Franchise” rose up from drug dealer to an NBA star in such a short time.

Key part for us:

“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.

I just let go.”

I hope Steve has found peace and has a program and keeps in touch with people in recovery. He gave me a lot of fun entertainment watching him play. What a natural talent.