Who are some players that have seen their popularities take a dip the past few years? One of them I think was Steve Francis, after being traded to Orlando, then moving on to New York, the whole NBA as well as their fans pretty much forgot about him. He never accomplished anything statistically in Orlando or New York, which is probably why the fans have sort of forgotten about him. Also, add on the fact that he hasn't been on any highlight reels, recently. However, him being reunited in Houston with Yao and teaming up with McGrady will certainly make him more known now, considering the fact that Houston always gets a lot of attention in NBA news, etc.