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Chauncey Billups
Chauncey Billups
Position: None
Born: 09/25/76
Height: 6-3 / 1.91
Weight:201 lbs. / 91.6 kg.
What’s it like being the face of the team? Booker: It comes with a lot of responsibility. But I’m in a great situation where I get to be a role model in this community. Growing up, I used to idolize those players, the faces of the franchise, the Kobe Bryants. For me, I grew up watching really good Detroit Pistons teams. There really was no face to that team, it was Chauncey Billups, Rip Hamilton, all those guys were really good, but I know [being the face] comes with a lot of responsibility on and off the court that I felt I’ve been preparing for.
2 weeks ago via ESPN
“I think role models are always really important,” Larranaga said. “And as Marcus Smart and I have worked more and more together, you start to break down all the different parts of Marcus as a person — physically, athletically, career path, all those different things.” Larranaga noticed similarities between Smart and retired seven-time All-Star Chauncey Billups. So he contacted former Celtics assistant and current Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue, who is one of Billups’s closest friends, and asked if Billups might be open to meeting with Smart. Billups responded almost immediately.
“He said he was already a big fan of Marcus’s, but also thought there were things in his game he could refine, and maybe had some experience and knowledge he could pass on that would be helpful,” Larranaga said. “I just thought it was a great role model for Marcus. Even their style of play as physical guards that are really good in pick-and-rolls, really good at hitting the open man and just making all their teammates better, it just seemed to make sense.”