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Los Angeles Clippers guard Chauncey Billups became the first-ever recipient of the NBA’s Twyman-Stokes Teammate of the Year Award on Sunday.
“I pride myself in being a good human being and a good teammate, and obviously this is a Teammate of the Year Award, but I think more importantly, it’s about just being a good person,” the five-time All-Star and 2004 NBA Finals MVP said after receiving the award.
Billups received the award in a ceremony before Game 2 of the NBA Finals between the Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs at AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami. NBA players selected the 16-year veteran as the inaugural winner of the award, “which recognizes the NBA player deemed the best teammate based on selfless play, on and off-court leadership as a mentor and role model to other NBA players, and his commitment and dedication to his team,” according to the league. The NBA will make a $25,000 donation to the charity of Billups’ choice in recognition of the honor.
“I can’t think of a player who is more deserving and who embodies the virtues of this award than our first-ever recipient,” NBA Commissioner David Stern said Sunday. “He is a leader, a selfless player who has rightfully earned the trust and respect of his teammates throughout his career.”
Billups is known as not only a locker room buffer between coaching staffs and players but also a player that can help soothe tensions between teammates.
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Its been a month since Chauncey Billups season ended with the Clippers May 3 loss to Memphis, but he was back in the spotlight on Sunday, when he won the inaugural Twyman-Stokes Teammate of the Year Award.
The award came into existence this year and was first officially announced on Sunday, when the names of the 12 nominees (six from each conference) were released. David Stern presented...
MIAMI The Miami Heat went after Chauncey Billups before last season but werent able to get him. They soon will have another chance.
The veteran point guard will become a free agent July 1. He said he then will consider the Heat.
Of course, I would have interest in Miami, of course, Billups told FOX Sports Florida after having received the NBAs inaugural Twyman-Stokes Teammate of...
MIAMI – In the twilight of a 16-year NBA career, Chauncey Billups believes that he would be successful as a head coach after he finishes playing, but he has instead always focused on becoming part of an organization’s front office.
“My desire was never to coach, but it’s funny because I’m actually coaching as I’m playing now,” Billups said Sunday night in a room inside...
It seems, perhaps, that theres no such thing as too many awards.
Reports began to circulate on Friday that the NBA would be adding one more award to its yearly cadre of honors, and on Sunday, the speculation as to what said award would entail ended. NBA.coms Steve Aschburner reported that it is the Twyman-Stokes Teammate of the Year Award, and that it will be presented before Sundays...
Chauncey Billups has won the NBA's inaugural Twyman-Stokes Teammate of the Year award.
"What better way to honor the life-long bond that developed between Jack Twyman and Maurice Stokes than by naming this award after them," said NBA Commissioner David Stern. "The Twyman-Stokes Teammate of the Year Award recognizes friendship and selflessness among teammates and...
The NBA’s first ever winner of the Twyman-Stokes Teammate of the Year award, Chauncey Billups, is interested in taking his talents to South Beach. According to a rumor gathered by [...]
Well, Chauncey Billups' reign as the NBA's undisputed best teammate sure didn't last long.
Less than 24 hours after winning the first-ever Twyman Stokes Teammate of the Year Award, Chauncey appeared on ESPN's First Take and offered some not-so-selfless comments about his Clippers teammate Blake Griffin. Billups did refute the notion that Blake Griffin is "soft...
This news is going to disappoint bench cheerleaders like Ronny Turiaf and Robert Sacre, both men have put in too much work to be overlooked in such flagrant fashion.
Clippers guard Chauncey Billups is the first winner of the Twyman-Stokes Teammate of the Year Award, Y! Sports has learned.
— Marc J. Spears (@SpearsNBAYahoo) June 9, 2013
Is Los Angeles Clippers big man Blake Griffin too soft?Former teammate Chauncey Billups certainly implied that on Monday while discussing his recently received Twyman-Stokes Teammate of the Year Award.Billups was asked about Griffin being "soft" during the interview, and although he didn't explicitly come out and say it, his comments can definitely be construed as he...
Chauncey Billups was awarded the inaugural Twyman/Stokes Teammate of the Year award Sunday as voted by NBA players.
“I think even older players like myself, to the older guys, need to know this story. I, myself, pride myself on being a good human being and a good teammate. And, obviously this is a teammate of the year award, but I think more importantly it’s about just being...
There is no better way to celebrate winning an award for being a good teammate than by throwing one of your teammates under the bus.
All right, so that is kind of a harsh way to describe what Chauncey Billups said about Blake Griffin on Monday, after the Clippers guard was named the inaugural winner of the NBA’s Twyman-Stokes Teammates of the Year award. Billups, appearing as a...
Chauncey Billups appeared on ESPN this morning to talk about the NBA Finals, his future in the NBA, and his Clippers teammate Blake Griffin.
When the conversation of Griffin came up, Billups didn’t hold his tongue. He stated that Griffin is extremely talented, and even though he doesn’t think Griffin is soft, he is “too nice on the court.”
“I don’t agree that Blake...
Chauncey Billups refused to say Blake Griffin is soft, but he admitted his Los Angeles Clippers teammate has been too nice on the court over the past two seasons.
"I don't agree that Blake Griffin is soft. But what I will say about Blake is that he's maybe too nice of a guy," Billups said. "Because there's been times in games where people take shots at...