Twas a special evening at the Palace of Auburn Hills on Wednesday evening for any/all Detroit Pistons fans and basketball fans in general — as one of the most clutch point guards of this generation had his jersey retired into the arena rafters.

The ceremony started off with an awesome tribute video to the Piston legend:

Only a couple of weeks after the Pistons did the same for big man Ben Wallace, the floor general of the 2000’s Pistons finally got his moment of basketball immortality.

Billips Retired Number 1

Billips Retired Number 2

In attendance for Chauncey’s big night — all of his running mates:

Rip Hamilton

Billips Retired Number 3

Tayshaun Prince (wtf the T-Wolves had a game tonight?)

Tayshaun Prince

Big Ben Wallace

Ben Wallace


Rasheed Wallace

During his eight-year career with the Pistons, the 2004 NBA Finals MVP averaged a meager

  • 16.5 Points
  • 6.2 Assists
  • 3.2 Rebounds

per game — however, as we all know: it was never the statistics that made Chauncey great. It was uncanny ability to get buckets with the game on the line in the most dramatic of spots, donning him the nickname “Mr. Big Shot”.

Anyways that was fun, but, MOAR SHEED

Sheed and Wallace