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Andre Drummond willing to give up No. 1 for Chauncey Billups

Andre Drummond:

If we do take CB ill give my #1 up. #Mr.BigShot

Awesome gesture from Drummond, but I’m not sure it will be necessary.

Chauncey Billups mostly wore No. 4 before coming to the Pistons, but that’s obviously off the table in Detroit for the same reason Billups wanted that number in the first place: Joe Dumars wore it. In Denver, Billups initially wore No. 7 before switching back to No. 1. Then he donned, No. 4 with the Knicks and No. 1 with the Clippers. Back in the day, he even wore No. 3 with the Raptors.

So, it seems Billups can make due with changing his uniform number.

But if Billups wants No. 1 again, I’m glad he can get it.


  • Jul 11, 201311:56 am


    Im loving this team right now…

    Re-signing Bynum is confusing as hell but anything….

  • Jul 11, 201312:21 pm
    by ryan


    Take it back Chauncey and make Khris Middleton stop wearing 32 as well. And Andre this time around choose a number that fits a big man like 55.

    • Jul 11, 201312:44 pm
      by RyanK


      Fat chance Rip’s 32 will ever see respect as long as Gore and Dumars are still involved.  He caused too many problems…after getting paid all that money.

    • Jul 11, 20132:15 pm
      by tarsier


      There are different numbers for big men and guards?

    • Jul 11, 20132:25 pm
      by tarsier


      Also, numbers get reused all the time. It’s not disrespectful, it makes sense. A player has to be really special to make it worth retiring his jersey.

      Being a 3 time all-star on a team that was very good but not great for half a decade and the 4th best player on a championship team doesn’t qualify as really special.

  • Jul 11, 201312:52 pm
    by Satch


    The jersey swap actually means a lot. Two overachieving seasons and that #1 is hanging from the rafters. 

  • Jul 11, 20131:03 pm
    by Otis


    Yeah I don’t quite understand this: “You don’t need your number, Chauncey” attitude. Give the man his damn number if he wants it. Not that it’s so bad to have a new number for your new era, but agreeing to come back is a big deal.

    • Jul 11, 20132:26 pm
      by tarsier


      Why would he need it? He was gone and someone else got it. If Drummond is nice enough to let him have it, so be it. But Drummond has first dibs now.

  • Jul 11, 20131:04 pm
    by Drew


    i want Drummond to make 99 his new number.   AD99.   He Got 99 problems but dunking ain’t on.   I know you can flip it as Drummond has 99 problems and all of the are free throws.  But I still think AD99 is a tight Idea 

    • Jul 11, 20131:05 pm
      by Drew


      Drummond got 99 problems and dunking aint one*

    • Jul 11, 20131:22 pm
      by RyanK


      JayZ is the enemy…  They got 99 problems but 15 feet ain’t one… don’t hit me!

      From the other team’s prospective…

  • Jul 11, 20135:44 pm
    by Einstein


    I HATE FRANK – Billups played the 2 alongside Chris Paul, so not sure why you’re confused we re-signed Bynum. Bynum is clearly the better player and will be the backup PG. Chauncey is in the twilight of his career and will be more player-coach than player.

  • Jul 11, 20137:05 pm
    by Tiko


    Dumars should give him #4

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