Sneaker Showcase: Happy Birthday Chauncey Billups

Chauncey Billups and Kevin Garnett.

Today New York Knicks point guard Chauncey Billups celebrates his 35th birthday. The 5-time NBA All-Star will be heading into his 14th season should the NBA decide to get back to business. Although it took Billups a few years to mature (see the above picture for reference, thanks to BTPH for the photo), he eventually found his way to Detroit and earned the nickname “Mr. Big Shot” as he led the Pistons to an NBA Championship in 2004.

Billups’ performance throughout the playoffs made him a household name for NBA fans, and earned him the NBA Finals MVP award. After that achievement, he was also rewarded by adidas with signature footwear.

adidas "C-Money" All-Star Edition uploaded by donthewatcher.adidas “C-Money” All-Star Edition uploaded by donthewatcher.

Beginning with the adidas C-Billups, which was also referred to as the C-Money for the All-Star editions that were available for the 2007 NBA All-Star Game in Las Vegas. The above version, uploaded by donthewatcher, and Red, White and Blue colorway with All-Star Game graphics were the first of the special makeups made for Chauncey Billups. After that Billups became one of the faces of adidas’ Team Signature line, wearing PE versions of the TS Creator and the TS Lightning Creator, which has been a a shoe he’s stuck with for a couple of seasons now.

How many of you knew Chauncey Billups was a rapper though? Check out the video below for the proof, and let us know if you can upload a pair of Chauncey’s PE’s in honor of his birthday.

adidas TS Lightning Creator "Mr. Big Shot" uploaded by sactownxsi.adidas TS Lightning Creator “Mr. Big Shot” uploaded by sactownxsi.

adidas TS Lightning Creator "Mr. Big Shot" uploaded by sactownxsiadidas TS Lightning Creator “Mr. Big Shot” uploaded by sactownxsi.

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