While used to shooting layups for pro-basketball franchises, former NBA player and University of Maryland star point guard Steve Francis looked right at home handing out Thanksgiving food packages to the needy last week in Silver Spring.
Of course for Francis, who is sitting out this season as a free agent due to a bothersome knee injury, the Silver Spring/Takoma Park area is home. And from the smiles and laughs he shared with families and Adventist Community Services of Greater Washington coordinators Nov. 24, it was good to be back.
"It definitely humbles you a lot to know these are the people who raised you, who gave me my start," Francis said after meeting with former neighbors and handing out food. "I'm just like everyone else here; I grew up on Maple Avenue [in Takoma Park]."
Monday, December 14, 2009
Steve Francis Resting Knee, Handing out Turkeys
Steve Francis (1998-99) is back home in Silver Spring, Maryland, handing out Thanksgiving food packages. In this story in the Montgomery County Gazette papers, Steve mentions that he is sitting out this season with a knee injury: