Happy birthday to the King of Park Hill, Chauncey Billups

No other athlete embodies our slogan, “from the preps to the pros” better than Chauncey Billups. He was a high school star at George Washington. He took the Buffs to the NCAA tournament. And not only did he win NBA Finals MVP with the Detroit Pistons, he helped the Nuggets reach the Western Conference Finals. From all of us at Mile High Sports, happy birthday, Chauncey! Here...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Jameer Nelson continues to be awesome, writes op-ed for Players’ Tribune

  Every few years the Nuggets sign someone who I come to adore. This player usually isn’t the most talented on the roster — he might not even be in the rotation — but when he plays he always gives it his all and epitomizes what’s truly great about raw, professional competition. In the past this prototype has been manifested through guys like Corey Brewer, Arron Afflalo and...
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August 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Who would be the all-time starting five for the Nuggets?

The Denver Nuggets have had plenty of talent come and go over the years, but which players would comprise an all-time starting five? Would Carmelo Anthony make the team? How about hometown guard Chauncey Billups?  Kelly Dwyer of Yahoo Sports recently put together his list, which was highlighted by Alex English. The rest of the starting five is listed at Ball Don't Lie:"F: Alex English...
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August 17, 2015  |  Discuss

George Karl compares Rajon Rondo to Iverson, Billups

Rajon Rondo had a whirlwind 2014-15 season — and that might be an understatement. The four-time NBA All-Star now has the chance at a fresh start with the Sacramento Kings, though, and it seems coach George Karl has his back. Rondo didn’t get along too well with Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle last season, but Karl was able to make a connection with the 29-year-old...
August 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Lawson curiously answers Billups’ criticism

Nuggets fans may be wishing that Ty Lawson had put forth the same kind of effort at Pepsi Center last year as he seems to be putting into getting himself out there. They might have made the playoffs, if so. The missteps keep happening for Lawson who once again put his foot in his mouth over the weekend on social media when he took a dig at former Nugget and NBA Finals MVP Chauncey...
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July 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Chauncey Billups doesn't think Ty Lawson is a leader, Lawson responds

Former Denver Nugget and Colorado legend Chauncey Billups had some pointed words about Ty Lawson during a radio appearance on 104.3 The Fan in Denver. Not only does Billups think Lawson's time in Denver is up, he also thinks the point guard doesn't have what it takes to be a leader. "I mean, well, one, Ty, he has not demonstrated what you want from the leader of your team and a...
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July 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Ty Lawson takes a shot at Chauncey Billups

  Chauncey Billups very well may be the face of Basketball in Denver, and with that title Billups will likely be asked to give his candid thoughts about the Denver Nuggets and their current situation. Billups was asked to do just that on Thursday of last week, when he appeared on FM 104.3 the Fan. The former Nuggets and Buffs great gave his opinion on what the Nuggets should do...
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July 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Chauncey Billups tells DeAndre Jordan not to leave Chris Paul

  According to CBS 4’s Vic Lombardi, former Nugget Chauncey Billups gave some advice to the NBA’s most highly coveted free agent DeAndre Jordan. Chauncey told me he reached out to DeAndre Jordan. Told him it’d be silly to leave Chris Paul. He gets all his buckets thanks to Paul. — Vic Lombardi (@VicLombardi) July 9, 2015 Billups played with Jordan in Los Angeles from 2011...
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July 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Chauncey Billups discusses the Pistons drafting Darko Milicic over Carmelo Anthony

Remember when the Pistons had the second pick in the 2003 NBA draft? Remember when they deemed it'd be a better choice to draft Darko Milicic with that selection instead of Syracuse freshman Carmelo Anthony? That must eat up Anthony even to this day.Former Pistons point guard Chauncey Billups went on the always entertaining ESPN show Highly Questionable to talk with Dan Le Batard...
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May 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Chauncey Billups gives his choices for next Denver Nuggets head coach

  There is no one who better encapsulates Denver Basketball than Chauncey Billups. On the latest episode of “Peel the Onion Podcast“, Denver sports insider and BSN Denver contributor Brandon Krisztal sat down with “Mr. Big Shot” himself for a very candid conversation about life after basketball and what Denver means to him. This podcast is a must listen for any basketball...
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May 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Peel the onion with Chauncey Billups

Chauncey Billups is Colorado basketball. He’s the best high school player, the best player from any Colorado university and the best NBA player the state has ever produced. In this conversation he opens up about why Colorado means so much to him, and he offers his thoughts on who the next Nuggets head coach should be… spoiler Alert: He does not suggest himself. Click here to...
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May 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Chauncey Billups, Mike Pritchard head 2015 Colorado athletic hall of fame class

Former basketball star Chauncey Billups and Mike Pritchard, the most valuable player on Colorado's 1990 national championship football team, highlight a distinguished list of 11 members who will be inducted into CU's Athletic Hall of Fame.
Via The Denver Post - College Sports
May 11, 2015

MLK Symposium a celebration of King, call for more change

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- To celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr.'s legacy and his dream that changed America, the Memphis Grizzlies held their 13th annual MLK, Jr. Sports Legacy Symposium on Monday's MLK Day. This year's honorees of the Grizzlies' Sports Legacy Award, NBA All-Stars Earl "The Pearl" Monroe and Chauncey Billups and Jason Collins, the NBA's first openly gay player, spoke in a...
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January 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Grizzlies announce plans to honor Collins, Billups, Monroe

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) The Memphis Grizzlies will honor Jason Collins, Earl Monroe and Chauncey Billups as part of their annual Martin Luther King Celebration Day event Jan. 19 when they host the Dallas Mavericks. All three former players will be honored for their contributions to civil and human rights. Collins, Monroe and Bishop also will join Grizzlies guard/forward Vince Carter...
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January 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Chauncey Billups enjoying retired life

DENVER (AP) These days, Mr. Big Shot has become Mr. Soccer Dad. Retirement is definitely agreeing with Chauncey Billups. At 38 and struggling to stay healthy after 17 NBA seasons, Billups decided to step away from basketball this summer. More time for the family - he was a fixture at his oldest daughter's high school soccer games this fall - and more time to talk hoops, where he...
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October 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Chauncey Billups Hired As Analyst By ESPN

Chauncey Billups has been hired by ESPN to work as a studio analyst for the upcoming NBA season. Billups will appear on NBA Tonight, SportsCenter, NBA Coast to Coast and ESPN Radio, among other ESPN properties. “With my experience and passion for the game, I think I can spark interest with viewers,” Billups said in an interview with Sports Illustrated on Tuesday. “I think I...
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October 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Stuckey: Pistons' Decline Started By Trading Away Billups

Rodney Stuckey used Chauncey Billups as a mentor while both played with the Detroit Pistons. The Indiana Pacers' new guard believes the Pistons' downspin both as a team and individually started from the franchise trading Chauncey Billups for Allen Iverson in 2008. “Once Chauncey was traded, everything went downhill from there,” Stuckey said. “Chauncey was the glue who held...
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October 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Best Chauncey Billups Fan Tattoo Ever

If you happen to be a fan of the recently retired Chauncey Billups aka Mr.Big Shot and want his portrait tattooed on your body. It’s pretty clear you’ll need to hop on a plane to Italy and get it done by Albachiara Livieri at Sacrum Cor if you want it done right. This piece is ridiculous! The post Best Chauncey Billups Fan Tattoo Ever appeared first on Hooped Up.
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September 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Nets Rumors: Kevin Garnett not showing signs of retiring

Last week, Chauncey Billups announced his retirement from the NBA.  His former teammate, Kevin Garnett, has also been the subject of retirement speculation this offseason, but so far the reports have indicated that he'll likely be back in Brooklyn next year.Photo by Stegas4 via Wikimedia CommonsAnd just like those earlier reports, it's still looking like Garnett isn't quite ready...
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September 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Chauncey Billups top ten best plays of NBA career

Chauncey Billups called it an NBA career last Tuesday after a 17-year tour. We remember him most as the point guard of those terrific Detroit Pistons teams that made six consecutive trips to the Eastern Conference Finals in the mid-2000s. During that time, the Pistons made back-to-back Finals trips, winning it all in 2004. Billups won the Finals MVP award after Detroit shockingly...
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September 13, 2014  |  Discuss

NBA News: Chauncey Billups retires

Chauncey Billups has led a successful career in the NBA for 17 seasons, and yesterday, he officially called it quits.  After spending his last few seasons bouncing around the league, last year Billups returned to Detroit for his final season.  Billups was plagued with injuries the last three years, playing in only 20, 22, and 19 games, which ultimately forced his decision.Photo...
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September 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Former Celtic Chauncey Billups retires

The 5 time all-star and Finals MVP, Chauncey Billups has announced that "It's Just Time," and is retiring from the NBA. Billups was drafted by the Boston Celtics #3 overall in the 1997 NBA draft and would develop into the best Celtics point guard since Bob Cousy be traded halfway through his rookie season for Kenny Anderson and become "Mr. Big Shot" elsewhere. Truth be told Billups...
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September 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Chauncey will always be the King

After 17 years in the NBA, the King of Park Hill has decided to step down from his throne; but he’ll always be king. Most importantly, he’ll always be our king. Chauncey Billups is retiring, and of all the great things we can say about him, or to him, the most important is simple – thank you. Chauncey has given us – you, me, the city of Denver and the state of Colorado ...
Via Mile High Sports
September 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Chauncey Billups Retires from the NBA, Is he Hall of Fame Worthy?

Chauncey Billups recently announced that he would be ending his 17 year career. Billups a.k.a Mr. Big Shot had a slow start to his career, but he found his niche with the Detroit Pistons in the early 2000′s. The former lottery pick from Colorado University played for 8 teams and for those teams he made the All-Star Game 5x, won a NBA Championship, and a NBA Finals MVP. Billups...
Via The Front Office News
September 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Your Morning Dump… Where Chauncey Billups quits basketball

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big storyline. Because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. “It’s just time. I know when it’s time,” Billups told Yahoo Sports. “My mind and my desire is still strong. I just can’t ignore the fact that I haven’t been healthy for three years. I can try again...
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September 10, 2014  |  Discuss
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