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Steve Francis Is Retired, But Still Cocky

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(This is a couple days old, but I just saw it. Apologies).

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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.

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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.

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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]."    

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Interesting point of view, Steve. Hey, where's your rap track from a famous D.C. rapper? Funny how I didn't notice it.

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(HT: SB Nation Houston).