Former NBA player and University of Maryland star Steve Francis got his chain snatched and also got stomped on at a hip hop show in Houston over the weekend.
Francis, 38, was onstage with Sauce Twinz, a Houston rap duo, when someone crept up behind him and tried to rip the gold chain off of his neck.
The chain didn’t pop, so Francis was dragged to the floor.
Sources told TMZ that the culprit eventually succeeded in removing the chain and then fled.
Police weren’t called to the scene and there’s no word about the thief as of yet.
Neither the rap duo nor Francis has responded to requests for comment.
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Francis was the second overall pick in the 1999 NBA draft and played for the Rockets, Magic, and Knicks.
He was a three-time All-Star who averaged 18.1 points over his career, along with 6 assists and 5.6 rebounds.