There aren't too many athletes that have turned into successful music artists.  Add Steve Francis' name to the list.

*Please note that there are a couple of cuss words in both videos*

Nobody is going to confuse Steve Francis with Jay-Z or anything.  The former NBA player recently debuted his new single, "Finer Things."  The expression on my face while watching this video was similar to the expression on Steve's face when he was drafted #2 overall by the Vancouver Grizzlies in the 1999 NBA Draft.  (Check out the 1:37 mark of the video below for Steve's expression).

The best comment I saw about this video came from a YouTuber named finitosantiago that said, "this should be a flagrant foul 2."  The comment literally made me laugh out loud.  I'll give Steve Francis credit for putting himself out there like this.  He also shows us that it's not the easiest thing to make great music.  He's not exactly on point with his lip-syncing game for videos either.  Again, we're not talking about the next Jay-Z here or anything.

Brian Noe is the Program Director at 104.5 The Team, ESPN Radio in Albany, NY.  Brian also hosts “The Noe Show” weekdays from 1-3 pm ET on WTMM.