Former NBA player Chauncey Billups joined ESPN in 2014 as a regular contributor to the network’s NBA coverage on SportsCenter and studio shows. In 2015, he was named a studio analyst for the Wednesday edition of NBA Countdown—ESPN’s pre-game show. For the 2016-17 NBA season, he joined Countdown’s Wednesday and Friday edition with host Michelle Beadle, Jalen Rose and Tracy McGrady. Billups continues to provide analysis on SportsCenter.
During his NBA career, the five-time NBA All-Star was selected to the USA Senior National Team that recorded 10-0 record and won the gold medal at the FIBA Americas Championship in 2007. While playing for the Pistons, he was named NBA Finals Most Valuable Player in 2004, averaging 21 points against the Los Angeles Lakers. Additional recognitions include being named the Eastern Conference Player of the Week three times (twice in 2003 and once in 2005), Western Conference Player of the Week three times (2008, 2010, 2011), and NBA Eastern Conference Player of the Month twice (2006, 2007).
Billups became only the third player in NBA history to have played for at least five different teams of their first All-star selection. He was the third overall pick in the 1997 NBA Draft and was selected by the Boston Celtics after playing two seasons at the University of Colorado. Billups has played for the Pistons, Nuggets, Timberwolves, Clippers, Knicks, Celtics, and Raptors.