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Chauncey Billups Announces Retirement After 17-Year NBA Career


chauncey-billupsOne of the most clutch shooters to ever set foot on an NBA floor says its time to hang up the Jersey. Chauncey Billups has decided to announce his retirement after a 17-year NBA Career. The 2004 Finals MVP brought us some memorable moments including some clutch shots that made us jump up and say..

Did he really just Make THAT!! 

Mr. Big Shot will be forever missed in the NBA, but as we look back at his 17 Year career, he helped pave the way for today’s new generation of Point Guards. In an interview with Yahoo! Sports Chauncey said the following:

“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 and get to a point where I think I can go, but I just can’t sustain. Me not being able to play the way that I can play, that’s when you kind of know it’s that time.

“It’s just time. I’m happy, excited. The game was very, very good to me. I felt like I was equally as good to the game the way I played it and the way I respected it and the way I carried myself through the process.”

Chauncey walks away from the game with a Championship and a Finals MVP which most players only hope to ever achieve in their short career.

The next question is will the Detroit Pistons retire his number? Time will Tell!!

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About Anthony Fernandez

Anthony Fernandez has been a NBA Sports Writer for the past 7 years working with his work featured on sites like RealGM, Yahoo! Sports, HoopsHype, TerezOwens and AthletePromotions.

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