Sad to see this happen especially since Steve Francis has been looking a lot better lately smh.  The NBA legend was a victim of a violent chain snatching at a rap show in Houston this weekend and the crazy brawl and brazen attack was all caught on tape.

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There was an altercation on the stage and the 38-year-old, 3-time NBA All-Star was onstage with the Sauce Twins, a Houston rap duo.  During the melee, someone crept up on the unsuspecting Francis and tried to rip his gold chain right off his neck.

The problem is, the chain didn’t pop, and Francis was dragged down to the floor where the culprit continued to yank on the necklace while the discombobulated NBA star tried to figure out what was going on.

Sources tell TMZ Sports, the guy ended up removing the chain from Francis and booked it while the brawl on stage ensued.

They also said police were NOT called to the scene.

As for the perp, no word on his ID — or if he’s connected to the Sauce Twinz.

I’ve been to several rap shows and there’s always a bunch of people on stage who shouldn’t be there.  Unfortunately things like this happen.