Billups the Best: Just Ask Him
Chauncey Billups is one of the best players in the NBA. Just ask him; he'll tell you.
I just saw Chauncey "I loves me some ME!" Billups on the usually incredibly lame "Budweiser Hot Seat" interview Wednesday on ESPN's Sportscenter. (To avoid a commercial fraud charge they better have some Budweiser for the guests because the seat certainly isn't hot. Its so powder puff it makes the seat on the Larry King Show feel like it has a butt warmer). I'm still laughing my ass off. Here's the interview in relevant part, paraphrased because its from memory:
Q: Chauncey, who is your choice for this year's MVP?
Billups: Chauncey Billups. (Note: Brilliant use of the third person to fool us into believing his choice is disinterested. Wait, is that why he didn't just say "me"?)
Q: (in a bemused voice) You're choosing yourself? Why?
Billups: (without any hint of irony) Because we have the best team and I'm the catalyst. (Note: Well, "The Catalyst" seems to be taking his "Mr. Big Shot" nickname to heart. Never mind the defense of the Wallaces and Tayshaun Prince, or the meaningless scoring of Richard Hamilton, or that Billups enjoyed extremely limited success until he arrived in Detroit, Chauncey has declared Chauncey the Most Valuable Piston. I always thought the success of the Pistons was predicated on their "Five hearts beating as one" philosophy. Apparently Billups has amended that philosophy, as the pigs did in Orwell's Animal Farm, to read "All Pistons are equal, but some are more equal than others".)