Tuesday 27th June 2017,
Sports Alchemist
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Chauncey Billups intends to end his career in Denver

“Home is a place you grow up wanting to leave, and grow old wanting to get back to”
It has been such a long journey for Chauncey Billups. It was like picking up the pieces of a puzzle along a narrow road.

Looking back on his career, it wasn’t always a one happy memory, but it was always a journey worth remembering. It was his leadership that brought his career to 14 years, longer than he ever expected. After being the third overall pick by the Boston Celtics in 1997, Chauncey played with five different teams and had been traded multiple times. The ride was bumpy but it was always a need for a good leader to learn from experience.

Now, the New Jersey nets wanted to include Chauncey Billups on the trade negotiations with Denver before the trade deadline. It was a move to lure Carmelo Anthony to finally seal the deal and play with them.
Chauncey was someone Melo really respected and someone who could lead a team. The Nets also included Richard Hamilton from the Detroit Pistons, a former Billups teammate for six years. It looks really promising with center Brook Lopez manning the paint. However, Chauncey wants no part of such a move. He never even entertains the thought about moving out of Denver. It is his home, it is where his family and his friends are and he plans to retire where it all begins.

The promise of another championship, another magical run towards the finish line before he calls it a career would always be a lucrative thought. But it was never a reason to get selfish and leave everything behind. Denver would never be the same without Anthony but it should not be the reason to let go. He knows he still has a lot left on his legs and what Denver would surely need is a good leader after their best player goes out. The captain never abandons his ship.

Chauncey Billups career has been through a long and winding journey and he’s glad his home. No championships or money can offer that… He intends to end his career to a place where he always wanted to go back.

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