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.