Chauncey Billups talks to fans before his jersey is retired during halftime of the Pistons-Nuggets game Wednesday at the Palace.
“The truth of the matter is, you guys inspired us.”
"So many times, some of you guys walk up to myself, my teammates, to talk about how we inspire you guys," Billups told the crowd. "But, there's a reason why we played the way that we played, with that hard-working, blue-collar mentality. The grit, grind, no glamour.
We brought our lunch pail every single game. We didn't make excuses. There was a reason why we played like that, because that's who you are. So the truth of the matter is, you guys inspired us. I want you all to know that."