24 Facts About Chauncey Billups

1. Chauncey Billups was featured on the cover of the video game NBA Ballers: Phenom and is the player's mentor.

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2. Chauncey Billups is the first cousin of running back LenDale White.

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3. Chauncey Billups has a wife, Piper, and three daughters, Cydney, Ciara, and Cenaiya.

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4. On June 17, 2008, Chauncey Billups announced he would not compete for a spot to be on the Olympic squad stating family reasons though he did say "they'll be fine.

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5. Chauncey Billups was selected to play as a reserve in the 2008 NBA All-Star Game, along with teammates Richard Hamilton and Rasheed Wallace, an injury replacement.

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6. Chauncey Billups took part in the Shooting Stars Competition alongside former Piston and Detroit Shock head coach Bill Laimbeer and Shock star Swin Cash.

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7. In 2006, Chauncey Billups was selected to play in the 2006 NBA All-Star Game as a reserve for the Eastern Conference, along with former teammates Richard Hamilton, Rasheed Wallace and Ben Wallace.

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8. On September 9, 2014, Chauncey Billups announced his retirement from the NBA after 17 years.

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9. On July 16, 2013, Chauncey Billups signed a two-year, $5 million contract to return to the Detroit Pistons.

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10. Chauncey Billups was humbled by the award, and said, "For my name to be mentioned with [Jack Twyman], I really don't feel worthy, to be honest with you.

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11. Chauncey Billups made his season debut on November 28, 2012, against the Timberwolves.

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12. On July 13, 2012, Chauncey Billups re-signed with the Clippers on a 1-year deal.

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13. On February 5, 2010, Chauncey Billups set a career high in points with a 39-point performance in a road win over the Los Angeles Lakers with 27 of them coming from 9 three-pointers.

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14. On July 11, 2007, Chauncey Billups signed a $46 million, four-year contract with the Pistons.

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15. Chauncey Billups helped Detroit win the 2004 NBA Finals over the heavily favored Los Angeles Lakers, four games to one.

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16. Chauncey Billups earned the nickname "Mr Big-Shot" during the regular season for two events.

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17. Chauncey Billups quickly earned respect from Pistons fans and colleagues for his tenacious defense and clutch shooting.

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18. In June 2002, Chauncey Billups signed a six-year, $35 million contract with the Detroit Pistons to be the team's new starting point guard.

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19. Chauncey Billups wanted to return to Minnesota, but the Timberwolves were engulfed in salary-cap issues and wanted to see how Brandon would respond to his knee injury.

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20. Chauncey Billups was signed by the Minnesota Timberwolves as a back-up to then point guard Terrell Brandon, who would mentor the troubled player alongside Sam Mitchell, Wally Sczerbiak, and Kevin Garnett.

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21. Chauncey Billups was drafted third overall in the 1997 NBA draft by the Boston Celtics.

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22. Chauncey Billups was selected to the 1995 McDonald's All-American Team but did not play due to a shoulder injury.

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23. In 2004, Chauncey Billups was honored by the University of Colorado by being the fifth player to have his jersey retired.

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24. Chauncey Billups won the NBA Finals MVP in 2004 after helping the Pistons beat the Los Angeles Lakers in the Finals, and was given the nickname "Mr Big Shot" for making late-game shots with Detroit.

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