The artist formerly known as Steve Francis should be thankful this is sleepy New Year’s week and there ain't exactly any real hoops stars to report on. Otherwise, Francis -- who had one of the most most memorable, fastest skill deteriorations in the history of the sport -- wouldn’t even be getting this headline:
Iverson Lasts Longer than Francis!
Apparently, while Iverson is still going strong employed in Turkey, the former Houston Rockets star’s short-lived playing career in China as a member of the Beijing Shougang Ducks has come to an end. His agent has confirmed to Sina Sports that Francis was released by the team after only four games.
In those aforementioned four games, Francis played 14 minutes per outing and averaged half a point. He ultimately spent 13 days with the team.
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