Chauncey Billups Says 'It's Just Time to Retire' After 17 Seasons in the NBA

Former Pistons shooting guard, Chauncey Billups, announced his retirement Tuesday, September 9, 2014 after 17 seasons in the NBA, telling Yahoo! Sports: “My mind and my desire is still strong. I just can’t ignore the fact that I haven’t been healthy for three years.”

Photo shows Chauncey Billups who announced his retirement on Sept. 9, 2014.



“It’s just time. I know when it’s time,” Billups told Yahoo! Sports on Tuesday. “My mind and my desire is still strong. I just can’t ignore the fact that I haven’t been healthy for three years. I can try again and get to a point where I think I can go, but I just can’t sustain. Me not being able to play the way that I can play, that’s when you kind of know it’s that time. Source: ESPN NBA.
“It’s just time. I’m happy, excited. The game was very, very good to me. I felt like I was equally as good to the game the way I played it and the way I respected it and the way I carried myself through the process.”
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Billups, 37, played this past season for the Detroit Pistons, who announced in June that they wouldn’t pick up the team option on his contract for 2014-15.
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