View Full Version : Chauncey Billups Retirement/Appreciation Thread

09-09-2014, 10:42 PM
It's official.


09-09-2014, 10:46 PM
He had a long, great career. He's going to have a lot of other opportunities in the future, whether in TV, coaching, or a front office role. Much respect to Billups.

09-09-2014, 10:50 PM
He should be on a bench coaching PGs IMO.

09-09-2014, 11:09 PM
Went from everyone saying he couldn't run a team to Finals MVP and multiple allstar.....

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09-09-2014, 11:23 PM
Had a great career. Could see him becoming a good coach in the future.

09-09-2014, 11:24 PM
Classy guy who was very good both on and off the court.

09-10-2014, 12:18 AM
such a g!

09-10-2014, 12:20 AM
You have made Colorado proud, nice career!!

09-10-2014, 01:06 AM
Chauncey BiBiBillups!

Congrats to Mr. Big Shot on a remarkable career.

Finals MVP and one more appearance.
6 straight ECF appearances
5 x all-star
Probably the most respected PG mentor of his time.
He still has a lot to contribute... Just not on the floor.
Should be HOF first or second time up.

09-10-2014, 01:08 AM
Classic case of the underdog becoming something.

09-10-2014, 01:44 AM
his pistons days were great

09-10-2014, 01:46 AM
That pistons team back then.... PSHHHH

09-10-2014, 01:58 AM
That Pistons team is why I got hope for teams like the Kings and the Suns. A bunch of spare parts that people wrote off developing together and becoming something special.

09-10-2014, 02:01 AM
I wonder how many "Chauncey Billups is overrated" threads we'd have to endure if he were in his prime right now....

09-10-2014, 04:57 AM
Used to be one of my favorite PGs to watch. He will be a coach or assistant coach before long. Just a classy dude al laround.

09-10-2014, 06:41 AM
He burned us in the Finals :mad: ,but lot of respect for him. He's one of the best underdog of all time.

09-10-2014, 06:56 AM
He should get a job with Nuggets fo, and maybe, if we don't make POs this year, and Shaw doesn't show anything better than this year, he becomes new HC for Nuggets..

09-10-2014, 07:27 AM
Was a very good floor general, played good d, and made clutch free throws.

That "Mr. Big Shot" stuff is laughable though, considering how terrible he was at them.
Had a SQUAD around him for many years too.
Liked him better in Denver.

09-10-2014, 08:02 AM
Applaud the dude, he had one hell of a ride!

09-10-2014, 08:20 AM
A part of me died when I learned he's retiring.

Definitely respected him and loved to watch him play. A true G indeed. Awesome career.

09-10-2014, 08:39 AM
lowry is the next billupd if he can continue what he did last year

which is weird because derozan is basically rip lol

09-10-2014, 10:23 AM
One of those guys that even the biggest haters and cynics tip their cap to. Nobody can say a bad word about Mr. Big Shot. His shot vs NJ was one of the best clutch shots we'll never remember and his 40 foot 3 ball against Miami to seal the deal 1 week after the Melo trade was one of my most enjoyable Knick moments in recent memory. He was way past his prime, but very glad I got to see this dude don a Knick jersey even if it was short lived.

09-10-2014, 10:27 AM
I was never a huge Chauncey fan tbh, I always thought he was over-rated because of our championship run. He never had big passing numbers until Flip arrived, and he was never all that efficient. He was clutch though, no doubt about that. I'll always remember him as a player who wasn't naturally gifted, but worked his tail off each and every night.

Thanks Chauncey, enjoy your retirement.

09-10-2014, 10:46 AM
lowry is the next billupd if he can continue what he did last year

which is weird because derozan is basically rip lol

09-10-2014, 11:49 AM
Toronto's situation is definitely similar to that of a championship basketball team.

I can see the Lowry talk, but Derozan and RIP are not similar players at all.

09-10-2014, 11:53 AM
He burned us in the Finals :mad: ,but lot of respect for him. He's one of the best underdog of all time.

Yea I'm still angry about those Finals.

09-10-2014, 11:57 AM
You both should be happy that you managed to win a game in that series.

09-10-2014, 12:00 PM
The shot he hit against New Jersey in Game 5 of the 2004 semi's against New Jersey still runs through my head every time I talk/think about Chauncey Billups. That moment also solidified Chauncey as my favorite Piston. The better play of that playoff run was to come later but that was a big momentum swing, which the Pistons ended up losing that game anyway lol.

09-10-2014, 12:13 PM
I'll never forget the conference finals run we had with him and Melo. first time in a long time seeing the Nuggets make it out of the first round, and he was definitely a major part of that.

09-10-2014, 12:22 PM
Great player and a well deserved retirement.

He's been a good mentor to a lot of young players during his time so I think he should really look into coaching. Has the right attitude and is a good teacher of the game.

09-10-2014, 12:56 PM
I wonder how many "Chauncey Billups is overrated" threads we'd have to endure if he were in his prime right now....

huh? Billups is considered an underrated player in the scheme of things..

09-10-2014, 12:58 PM
I remember when I first realized what a player he was, it was the first round of the 03 PLayoffs. Tmac and the Magic were up 3-1 and about to advance but in the final 2 games this guy I never heard of gos for back to back 40 pts games or something. Thats when I decided to pay closer attention to this guy with seemingly mediocre averages and little hype around him. Even tho he cost my favorite player a chance to advance, I will miss Mr. Big Shot.

09-10-2014, 01:17 PM
Great player/leader. Classy guy and one of my all time faves. Should land a coaching job sooner or later

09-10-2014, 01:34 PM
I feel lucky to have watched the Pistons those two amazing years of NBA Finals stardom. Billups was tough and great. It's a shame the Pistons have fallen so far. Must've been a sad thing for Billups to see firsthand last year.

09-10-2014, 03:58 PM
One of my all time favorite players. Hope to see him with the Nuggets in some capacity.

09-11-2014, 10:04 AM
Hope he gets a coaching job soon. If Steve Kerr is handed the keys to a franchise +5 mill, Billups deserves the same treatment. Like Fisher, he was great at mentoring guys and being a leader on the court, plus he could ball. He'd take the shot if he had to, or move the rock. Love that kind of point guard play. Wish we had more like him.

09-11-2014, 11:39 PM
Such class! Chauncey deserves all the accolades he can get. Tough, hardworking guy. A true champion.

09-11-2014, 11:49 PM
He should mentor Ty Lawson in Denver (or maybe Damian Lillard in Portland, please). Grantland had a very nice piece on Chauncey Billups: The Professional (http://grantland.com/features/it-always-easy-chauncey-billups-stopped-putting-together-one-nba-best-careers/).

09-11-2014, 11:49 PM
Great career but he knew it was time hang it up. Nash needs to take notes.

09-12-2014, 01:50 AM
He has all the tools to land a coaching gig somewhere in the NBA. Great career and a classy act. One of my fav players of the early-mid 00s, still remember rooting for the Pistons in that 05 finals.

09-12-2014, 03:08 AM
Pistons will hire.