(This is a couple days old, but I just saw it. Apologies).â†µ
Once upon a time, Steve Francis was the next big thing in this area. Well, sort of. Born in Takoma Park, Francis was a huge star for Maryland for one season, big enough to the point where he brought the program the kind of big-prospect buzz it rarely gets. Then, he acted like a prima donna at the 1999 Draft, complained his way to Houston, had several good years and then disappeared off the face of the earth.
Since it is their genre, SLAM Online decided to run with a "Remember Steve Francis" story, which was largely great. The only problem is that it included this line from Francis.â†µ
The doc's last 10 minutes could just as easily be about Francis' legacy, a subject he's crystal clear on. "To be the greatest player out of the DC/Maryland area since Len Bias," he states, "Kevin Durant can't say that. Michael Beasley can't say that. None of those guys can say that. I am the best player to come out of DC since [Bias]."â†µ
Interesting point of view, Steve. Hey, where's your rap track from a famous D.C. rapper? Funny how I didn't notice it.â†µ
(HT: SB Nation Houston).