Chauncey Billups

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Chauncey Billups
Billups coaching the Portland Trail Blazers in 2021
Personal information
Born (1976-09-25) September 25, 1976 (age 47)
Denver, Colorado, U.S.
Listed height6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Listed weight202 lb (92 kg)
Career information
High schoolGeorge Washington (Denver, Colorado)
CollegeColorado (1995–1997)
NBA draft1997 / Round: 1 / Pick: 3rd overall
Selected by the Boston Celtics
Playing career1997–2014
PositionPoint guard / Shooting guard
Number4, 3, 1, 7
Career history
1997–1998Boston Celtics
19981999Toronto Raptors
19992000Denver Nuggets
20002002Minnesota Timberwolves
20022008Detroit Pistons
20082011Denver Nuggets
2011New York Knicks
20112013Los Angeles Clippers
2013–2014Detroit Pistons
Career highlights and awards
Career statistics
Points15,802 (15.2 ppg)
Rebounds2,992 (2.9 rpg)
Assists5,636 (5.4 apg)
Stats at

Chauncey Ray Billups (born September 25, 1976) is retired American professional basketball player. He played 17 seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA). A star at the University of Colorado Boulder, he was selected third overall in the 1997 NBA draft by the Boston Celtics. A five-time NBA All-Star and a three-time All-NBA selection, Billups played for the Boston Celtics, Toronto Raptors, Denver Nuggets, Minnesota Timberwolves, Detroit Pistons, New York Knicks, and Los Angeles Clippers during his NBA career. He won the NBA Finals MVP in 2004 after helping the Pistons beat the Los Angeles Lakers in the Finals,[1] and was given the nickname "Mr. Big Shot" for making late-game shots with Detroit.[2] The Pistons retired his #1 jersey in 2016.[3]

In 2004, Billups was honored by the University of Colorado by being the fifth player to have his jersey (number 4) retired.

References[change | change source]

  1. Aschburner, Steve (November 3, 2008). "Back home after trade, Billups has something to prove with Nuggets". Sports Illustrated.
  2. Friend, Tom (May 11, 2009). "The Disposable Superstar". Outside the Lines.
  3. "Billups: 'I just wanted to be a champion'". Detroit News. Retrieved February 19, 2016.