Chauncey Ray Billups (born September 25, 1976) is an American former professional basketball player.
He played 17 seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA).
After playing college basketball with the Colorado Buffaloes, he was selected third overall in the 1997 NBA draft by the Boston Celtics.
A five-time NBA All-Star and a three-time All-NBA selection, Billups played for the Celtics, Toronto Raptors, Denver Nuggets, Minnesota Timberwolves, Detroit Pistons, New York Knicks, and Los Angeles Clippers during his NBA career.
He won the NBA Finals MVP in 2004 after helping the Pistons beat the Los Angeles Lakers in the Finals, and was given the nickname "Mr.
Big Shot" for making late-game shots with Detroit.
The Pistons retired his No.
1 jersey in 2016.In 2004, Colorado retired his No.
The Coors Events Center also has a large mural of Billups in the northeast corner of the arena as part of his "Chauncey's Kid Roundup" program.