The anecdotes in this Steve Francis story are incredible. https://www.theplayerstribune.com/steve ... y-to-tell/
People probably won’t believe this, but Hakeem was one of the biggest influences on my game when I was a kid. I used to watch his footwork, and I’d imitate him. My crossover? That’s not MJ. That’s not Iverson. That’s Hakeem. Look at my footwork and you’ll see Dream.
And it was funny as hell, because when I got to the Rockets, Dream wasn’t having it.
“Your dribbling ….”
“What about it, Dream?”
“You’re dribbling too much, Steve.”
“Dream, come …”
The Voice of God. The fact that I played with him for two years is still crazy to me. I’m sitting next to him on the plane, and I’ve got my big headphones on, Jay-Z blasting.
“Your music. What is this noise?”
“Come on, Dream.”
“Turn it off, Steve. I am trying to concentrate on the word of God.”
“Dream. horsefeathers. Alright.”