Beijing Ducks May Target Smush Parker to Replace Steve Francis
Smush Parker. Yes, that Smush Parker. The one who had a bout with a parking attendant and the same one who called out Kobe Bryant may actually be a savior for a Chinese basketball team. The Beijing Ducks are looking at Smush to replace fellow American Steve Francis according to Sportando via Ben Maller.
Franchise is leaving his Chinese team after playing just four of their 32 games. He reportedly only saw 14 minutes and showed up out of shape (SHOCKER! I know). Francis reportedly admitted Monday that he was not physically prepared to help the team and that’s a big reason he decided to leave.
Being overweight and unprepared to play seems to be a common occurrence for Francis. It’s one of the reasons the Rockets got rid of him and one of the reasons the Grizzlies did too. As well as Francis started off his career in the NBA, it’s hard to believe this is what’s become of the three-time All-Star.