There was a little buzz that Anthony Davis was disappointed that he wont be playing for the Bobcats but I can’t recall a player looking so upset for being drafted so high in the draft. We all knew Elton Brand was going #1 and although he made it clear that he didn’t want to play for the Grizzlies the Grizzlies made it clear they wanted him more than Baron Davis.
The best part of the video might be the interview with Steve’s grandmother (with 28 grandkids) when she says Steve is never a headache. That’s something no coach in the NBA can agree with.
After public crying about taxes, endorsements and even God’s will and then an incident at the Vancouver airport, the Grizzlies traded Francis to the Rockets in a 11 player deal with the underrated and late Michael Dickerson and Othello Harrington as the key players.
After stints in Orlando and New York, Francis returned to the Rockets in 2007 but struggled with injuries and then, ironically, traded to the team that drafted him in the beginning for a 2011 conditional draft pick. The Griz waived him without ever playing him. Francis has to be the first player in NBA history to be drafted by a team and traded for by the same team without ever having to play 1 game for them.
(BTW, Don’t say i’m hating on Steve, the Franchise is one of my all-time favorite players but facts are facts)