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Wednesday, November 26th, 2008 at 5:42 pm  |  16 responses

Billups Next In Line For Custom Stripes

Chauncey strikes gold on Thanksgiving.

Chauncey Billups adidas TS Creatorby Chris O’Leary

Playing his first Thanksgiving Day game as a Denver Nugget tomorrow night, Chauncey Billups will mark the occasion with a commemorative pair of kicks. True to his history of coming up big when it counts, Billups will also use the occasion to generate some cash for a charity that he’s involved with.

Billups will take to the Pepsi Center court against Chris Paul and the New Orleans Hornets tomorrow night wearing a gold colored adidas TS Creator shoe. The sneaker is a tribute to his time at the days spent at the University of Colorado. Personalizations on the shoe include “Go Buffs” written on the medial collar, Billups’ initials on the lateral side of the shoe and his college nickname, “Mr. Big Shot” stitched in underneath his initials.

A limited—limited—number of these gold colored shoes will go up for auction Friday on the NBA’s auction site. Billups will sign and number just 11 pairs of these shoes and the bidding will start at a reasonable $100, with the gates open for one week, wrapping up on Dec. 4. All money raised from the auctions will go to the Porter-Billups Leadership Academy, which Billups has been working with since 2006. The group gives disadvantaged youth chances to achieve academic success.

Chauncey Billups adidas TS Creator

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  • j4zzm4n

    good cause not so sure about the kicks though…

  • thesubwayconnection

    Wow. I’d rock ‘em. I’ve had some gold joints in the past.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Holly MacKenzie

    Great to see Billups/NBA working together to give back through these shoes. I think they are ugly as… well, they are ugly, but I still like the idea of proceeds going to his foundation. Also, I’m a sucker for shoes with stuff stitched onto them.

  • http://where-basketball-b-longs.blogspot.com/ B. Long

    Gotta agree with Holly about the ugly but I love dudes who rep for where they came from and never forget. Do you, Mr. Big Shot.

  • D

    theyd go well with the wizz alternative unis

  • http://joebasketball.blogspot.com JoeBasketball

    I have a really strange taste in kicks, I actually think these are sweet.

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    I’m quite sure Carl Lewis is missing his hightops right now.

  • http://thesportsdiaryonline.blogspot.com Roy

    Nice kicks! :D

  • Boing Dynasty

    In my best Pusha T voice: “Yuck!”

  • Quail

    i’m white and i still like the kicks. =P

  • doyouwantmore

    Liberace kicks. Elton John kicks. George Micheal kicks. Yuck.

  • http://PROTEGECOLLECTIONYAHOO.COM DALLAS STOKES

    CLASS ACT. THE LEAGUE NEEDS MORE POINT GAURDS LIKE HIM, CP3, WOW BETTER STOP BEFORE THIS LIST GETS TO SHORT AND MAKES ALLOT OF THE NBA’S OTHER ROLL MODELS LOOK LIKE OVERPAID TRAVELING COURTSIDE SEASON TICKET HOLDERS.

  • nastierthanyou

    I remember his McDonald all american game. He was unable to play so i wondered what type of baller he was. Didn’t expect to hear much from him being that he signed with colorado, not much of a ball school. He’s a class act and Denver is lucky to have him.

  • j-smoov 5

    Those are SICK!

  • David

    freshh but the 3 stripes are killing me :[

  • don

    these are cool. kinda hard to find a jersey to pair it with though.

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