Detroit Pistons Retire Chauncey Billups’ No. 1 Jersey

By Staff  |  02/11/2016

Detroit Pistons Retire Chauncey Billups' No. 1 Jersey

The Detroit Pistons honored former All-Star Chauncey Billups on Wednesday night (Feb. 10) by retiring his No. 1 jersey.

The ceremony took place during the team's 103-92 loss to Denver, where Billups declared that he "will always and forever be a Detroit Piston", despite playing for a number of teams throughout his career.

His banner was unveiled, and raised into the rafters shortly after.

Former teammates Ben Wallace, Richard Hamilton, Rasheed Wallace and Tayshaun Prince from the 2004 championship team were there for the ceremony, as well as Pistons great Isiah Thomas.

Billups helped lead the Detroit Pistons to the 2004 NBA title by routing the Los Angeles Lakers in Game 5 of the Finals. He won the MVP in the Finals that year as well.

He became the second player from that 2004 team honored by the Pistons this year. The Pistons retired Ben Wallace's jersey last month at a similar ceremony.