Detroit Pistons To Retire Chauncey Billups Number 1 Jersey
As the Detroit Pistons take on the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday night at the Palace of Auburn Hills, one of the catalysts to the team's 2004 NBA Championship will be honored with a jersey retirement.
"Mr. Big Shot" as he was called by radio and TV play-by-play man George Blaha, Chauncey Billups will have his number 1 raised to the rafters during a ceremony at halftime.
Billups was acquired via free agency in the summer of 2002. And it was in Detroit where Chauncey became a star. He led the Pistons to six straight Eastern Conference Finals appearances during his time in Motown. And he was the NBA Finals MVP in 2004 where Detroit defeated the Los Angeles Lakers in five games.