Chauncey Billups
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"Chauncey Ray Billups" is a retired American professional basketball player who played 17 seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA). A star at the Colorado Buffaloes men's basketball/University of Colorado, he was chosen third overall in the 1997 NBA draft by the Boston Celtics. A five-time List of NBA All-Stars/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, Los Angeles Clippers and Team USA. He won the NBA Finals MVP in 2004 after helping the Pistons beat the Los Angeles Lakers in the 2004 NBA Finals/Finals, and was given the nickname "Mr. Big Shot" for making late-game shots with Detroit.

In 2004, Billups was honored by the University of Colorado by being the fifth player to have his jersey (number 4) retired. 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.

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