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.
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In attendance for Chauncey’s big night — all of his running mates:
Tayshaun Prince (wtf the T-Wolves had a game tonight?)
Big Ben Wallace
AND … SHEEEEEEEDDDD!!!!!
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