Chauncey Billups

Detroit Pistons

Chauncey Ray Billups was born in Denver, Colorado. Billups’ most successful basketball seasons were spent with the Detroit Pistons from 2002 through 2008 and 2013 - 2014. Nicknamed “Mr. Big Shot,” for his ability to make late-game shots while with the Pistons, he was widely respected for his tenacious defense and clutch shooting. Billups was a key component in the Pistons rise to the NBA elite, reaching the NBA Finals in consecutive seasons. He was named 2004 NBA Finals MVP as the Pistons defeated the Los Angeles Lakers. He was a captain on the 2006 Pistons team that recorded a 64 – 18 record (best in Franchise history). With the Pistons, Billups was a three-time All-Star (five times overall), a two-time All-Defensive Second Team player as well as an All-NBA Second Team player. He won the J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award in 2008. Billups #1 was retired by the Pistons in 2016. His Pistons stats included 482 games, 7,940 points, 1,559 rebounds and 2984 assists (#4 in Pistons history). He also ranks first in Pistons history in free throw pct. (.892) and #9 in 3-point FG. Pct. (.397).