Apr 3, 2024 - News

Chauncey Billups elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame

A man in a white jersey with baby blue trimming on its side holds an orange basketball, preparing to pass it, while inside a large arena. A crowd can be seen in the background.

Nuggets guard Chauncey Billups during a game against the Miami Heat in January 2011 in Denver. Photo: Garrett W. Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images

Mr. Big Shot is headed to the Basketball Hall of Fame.

The big picture: Denver native and current Portland Trail Blazers head coach Chauncey Billups was elected Wednesday as a member of the 2024 class, according to The Athletic.

State of play: During his 17-year career in the NBA, Billups won the 2004 NBA Finals MVP with the Detroit Pistons, and was a five-time All-Star selection.

  • He played five seasons with his hometown Denver Nuggets over two separate stints, and played for five other teams including the Minnesota Timberwolves and Los Angeles Clippers.

Between the lines: Billups graduated from George Washington High School in southeast Denver in 1995 before playing for the University of Colorado for two years.

  • He was drafted third overall in the 1997 NBA Draft.
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