Chauncey Billups has recently retired from the NBA, however prior to that, he has proven the Detroit Pistons’ fans that there is life beyond Isiah Thomas, The Bad Boys, and Grant Hill.
Billups, who was the 2004 NBA Finals MVP told Yahoo that he’s done as a player. And his best memories, according to Billups himself, were with the Detroit Pistons.
The five-time All-Star had interest in playing with LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers after a workout this offseason and said he had “a couple of opportunities to play” if he wanted to continue. But after missing 185 games the past three seasons, Billups decided it was time to retire a little more than two weeks before his 38th birthday.
Speaking about Pistons’ winning the 2003-2004 NBA championship, Billups said he never had a goal to become the Finals MVP, as winning the championship was the “ultimate” goal.
Billups averaged 15 points, 5.4 assists and made 38.7 percent of his 3-point attempts during his NBA career. He made the All-NBA second team twice, the All-NBA third team once and the All-Defense team twice. He finished with 15,802 points, ranks 39th all-time with 5,636 assists and sixth with 1,830 3-pointers made.
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