Monday, August 16th, 2010 at 12:06 pm  |  35 responses

Chauncey Billups Chats About Marbury

by Jeremy Bauman / JBauman13

After the Team USA Basketball practice on Friday afternoon Chauncey Billups offered his two cents on his good friend Stephon Marbury’s basketball and business ventures. “Steph is Steph, man. Yall know Steph, he kinda tweets to his own tune, man. That’s just kinda him being him, really. Since I’ve known him, since [he was in] high school. Really I’m just happy he’s playing basketball again because I know he still loves the game and he still has a lot to give the game of basketball. I wish he was playing in the NBA—I feel like he’s still an NBA player, unfortunately. Steph has always been kinda ahead of the curve in that aspect [about playing in China] as far as business and being innovative with some of the things that he tries to do. I’m sure whatever he’s doing in China is gonna work out big for him.”

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  • slamfan4life

    dude needs to get back in the L….with OUT the crazies

  • Coney Islander

    First. Classy guy that Chauncey!

  • http://slamonline.com The Black Rick Kamla

    I wish Steph could play for the Chinese National team! that would be great

  • http://slamonline.com/ Tzvi Twersky

    Classy quotes from Chauncey.

  • ENDS

    Let steph do what he does


    It’s true, Chauncey is a man’s man and a great leader. It really must be great for Smooth to come HOME, and play for the Nuggets. Melo should get to experience that playin’ in New York for the Knicks. Forget about it.

  • http://theurbangriot.com The Nupe

    Nice way to support his friend without saying too much. I like how he doesn’t defend Steph and just say’s that’s Steph being Steph.

  • Dallas Stokes

    My buddy Chaunc is always a class act.

  • http://google c_cantrell

    dude does need to get back into the nba.. loved everything about him

  • ktokyo

    Chauncey should think about politics like Kevin Johnson when he retires.

  • http://www.kb24.com The Seed

    I just don’t like Chauncey Billups, I think he is so overrated. He had one break out year, then after that he costed the Pistons from winning other titles and getting to the NBA finals, because of his poor 3 point attempts is trying to live up the Big Shot. Also he has shot the Nuggets out of games by living and dieing with the 3 point shot. Billups has no business being on the USA Basketball team. Funny this dude gets a pass. OVVEERRATTED!!! BOOK IT!!!

  • http://thosefishtacosarethetits.blogspot.com Th3_R3al_Chris

    The Seed is always reliable.

  • http://null.com Reemo

    @The Seed
    You just lost all credibility with that comment

  • thor

    The Seed is right about the fact that he’s been trying to live up to his name big shot a little too much with the shooting. But dude you can’t call chauncey overrated, he gives so much more than that to a team, he’s a player-coach.


    Hey Chauncey, guess what, Melo’s leaving for NY. BA BA BOOK IT!

  • ciroqobama

    @ Reemo: The Seed never had credibility.

  • Friday

    Marbury is an idiot…plain and simple

  • EJ

    Billups isn’t overrated cause he’s a true leader and a winner. You see how AI was averaging 25 points with the Nuggets, but when they traded him for Billups they got better.

  • unrel

    @The Seed.. i wouldn’t call him overrated.. but i wouldn’t put him in the top 5 PGs in the league.. what he did with the nuggets after the AI trade.. that showed what he can bring to a team..

  • http://nbacheapseats.blogspot.com Chendaddy

    Steph is Steph = Manny being Manny. Looks like he’s making the most of being in China, though. Get that man a Chinese passport like the Russians did for J.R. Holden!

  • http://nbacheapseats.blogspot.com Chendaddy

    Oh wait, he’s not eligible. I forgot Marbury was actually once a U.S. Olympian.

  • http://fsdkjlf.com Jukai

    Chauncy is two or three spots out of the top-10 gig of all-time points. BOOK IT SEED.

  • total scrotal implosion

    Chauncey is overrated, he has some of the worst shot selection in the league, worse than jr smith, who gets killd for it, but chauncey gets a pass. And he cost detroit dearly in the pllayoffs a couple years. That said, hes not a chump, but not great either

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    Chauncey is overrated.
    The Nuggets, without a healthy Nene, and with JR Smiith and Kenyon Martin with nagging injuries were supposed to lose to the Lakers and Spurs in the first round.
    Chauncey got them to the WCF a couple years ago, but they didn’t have the toughest road to get there.
    Last year, despite having great talent, they lost in the first round.
    Chauncey is good point guard. He used to be great. But, he problem with the Nuggets was having no true point, not that Chauncey was a real “leader” or a better player than Iverson.

  • JTaylor21

    Are all you clowns serious? Billups is overrated? WHAAAAAAAAT. Dude has hit the most clutch shots for a point since Stockon. He also had been to Conf. Finals six times in a row. Without him Melo would still be stuck in T-Mac time. The SEED’s comments get more asinine as the days go on. Must be that Kobe’s juice slushie that’s clouding his mindless brain. Fuc*ing sucker.

  • Lz – Cphfinest3

    The Seed of all stupidity

  • hammer

    Marbury needs 2 stay out of the L. What has he done 4 people 2 say he needs 2 come back? Don’t get me wrong. I was once a marbury fan when he was w/kg and the wolves. They were fun 2 watch. But facts r facts. His teams rarely won n the playoffs and every team he left bsides the knicks actually got better. T-wolves kept making the playoffs altho I wouldn’t say they were better w/out steph. Nets went 2 the finals,suns were consistent winners and made the playoffs. He didn’t make his teammates better. Shoot 1st pass 2nd pg. I guess his alter ego “starbury” took over. And its a shame cuz he had all the talent 2 b 1 of the gr8 pg’s. And I don’t hate steph. Just really dissapointed how his career turned out 2 b

  • http://www.slamonline melvin ely

    The Nuggets were a shambles during last season’s playoff run Allenp. And I don’t think putting the blame solely on Chauncy slides either. Bottom line, they lost some key guys the season before (Kleiza, Dahntay (sp?)), coach Carl was coming off a serious operation, and they just got seriously outplayed by the Jazz. Not saying that Billups is completely without blame last season, but saying that that’s a knock on his status as one of the league’s best PGs isn’t accurate either.

  • Scottie Pimpin

    if Billups aka big bills, aka big shot, aka money shot, is overrated, then yall need to pass me whatever it is yall smoking , cuz it must be some good shizz

  • Morgan

    JTaylor21 – i think the “most clutch shots for a point since Stockton” goes to Derek Fisher. Chauncey is a (slightly) younger D-Fish. Class Act and champion, should do well for Team US.

  • ethan

    he should go 2 the thunder

  • dsleepy

    @total scrotal: lets say for arguments sake that his shooting cost the pistons a title, maybe even 2. but unless i’m mistaken, it also WON them a ring, right?

    @Seed: chauncey brings things that dont show up in the boxscore. he’s a true leader and i think that practically every team in the nba would love to have this guy as their starting point, except for phoenix (nash), new orleans (cp3), and utah (d.will). overrated? i think not.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Cub Buenning

    Chauncey overrated? wow. false.

    Yeah, his return to Denver two years ago had nothing to do with the Nugs getting to the WCF. And no bench leader had nothing to do with their early exit last year, either.
    Although, CB wasn’t great in that WCF series with LAL, no one really was. And the Nugs had no answer for the size of the Lakers.

    Ty Lawson is getting groomed by one of the league’s best.

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    If the Nuggets had no answer for the Lakers size in the WCF, then imagine how many answers they had the year before when they got swept in the first round?
    Chauncey is a good, former great point. He’s not great anymore, in my opinion.
    He runs the team, understands tempo and is fairly vocal.
    But, he’s too emotional and he has not shown the ability to force his teammates to stay in line through strength of will. He didn’t do it in Detroit and he didn’t do it in Denver against the Lakers or against the Jazz. That team lacks mental toughness and poise and those are supposed to be Chauncey’s biggest assets.
    Skillwise, he’s exceptional as a free throw shooter, and he’s pretty good at drawing fouls despite how infrequently he drives to the rim, and his problems finishing over taller players. He is not great at passing to big men off the drive, although he’s not bad either. He has a horrible tendency to jack contested three pointers. In fact, his shooting percentage last year was about 41 or 42 percent, which is horrible considering his free throw percentage and three point percentage. His low field goal percentage is a direct result of ridiculous contested jumpers and his reliance on that jumper.
    Am I the only one who has noticed this?

  • total scrotal implosion

    Cosign everything allenp just stated.