Originally written December 04, 2012 on Fox Sports West:
It is a luxury to have two of the best leaders in the NBA on one team. That is exactly what the Clippers have in guards Chris Paul and Chauncey Billups. CP3 was voted by the general managers in 2012 as the best point guard and leader in the NBA - the previous winner of the award - was his current teammate, Chauncey Billups.Billups is the sage voice of reason, usually found in the retired great players. The only difference here is, Billups still plays and at a very high level. Everybody understood how mentally tough Billups was - becoming the finals MVP - as he led the Detroit Pistons to a championship. But that does not compare to the challenge he faced at 36-years old, coming back from a torn Achilles tendon in less than a year. When Billups stepped onto the court last week, the whole arena, especially head coach Vinny Del Negro and the rest of the Clipper players were visibly uplifted. He got the team really excited to play basketball again after a four-game skid. His contributi...
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