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Steve Francis Says He’s Not On Drugs Despite Strung Out Appearance

Former NBA star Steve Francis caught hell on social media last year for his disturbing appearance. The once vibrant star was spotted at a club looking like he had aged like an avocado sold at a gas station.

The star explains to TMZ what exactly has happened to his face and says it’s not drugs…

TMZ Sports spoke to Francis about the health rumors that reignited last weekend after he showed up at the Lakers-Rockets game looking … kinda different. Social media comments were brutal and included speculation he might be on drugs.

But Steve said all that drug talk is “so far from the truth. That’s why I don’t worry about social media.” He added he’s purely focused on his family, and his community in Houston. “I’m trying to be a positive influence on people.”

As for his appearance at the game — a source close to Steve told us there’s no health issue, “He’s just old.”

Life comes at you fast!


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