Denver native Chauncey Billups, who placed very high on our list of the ten best athletes to be born in Colorado
, has announced
his retirement from the NBA after seventeen years -- and the Nuggets, with whom he played during two separate stints, should take advantage of his availability by bringing him back into the fold right away. Why? After last year's injury-riddled downturn, local enthusiasm for the squad is at a low ebb -- but it could be reversed if the Nugs hire Billups in a significant off-the-court capacity. Worked out pretty well with the Broncos and John Elway, didn't it?
To bolster our argument, we've assembled a collection of great Chauncey-in-Denver moments. Enjoy them below.
See also: Ten Best Athletes to Be Born in Colorado