New York Knicks guard Chauncey Billups was honored by the Basketball Hall of Fame on Thursday night. Billups was rewarded for his community service outside the game of basketball.
However, Billups wants some more recognition from the Hall of Fame in the near future. He is looking forward to the day his name is listed as a Hall of Fame Inductee. “That would be a dream of mine, to be elected into the Hall of Fame one day,” Billups said.
Billups will be eligible five years after he retires from the NBA, and some doubt his ability to enter the illustrious hall.
“The body of work is very important,” Said President and CEO of the Hall John Doleva. “To think that the voters just look at a single portion of a career would be false. They do step back and take a hard look. It’s not a popularity contest, the hottest name. It’s a thoughtful process. It’s the entire game.”
Chauncey Billups has developed the reputation of being a clutch player and someone who has proven to be a effective leader when he won Finals MVP. “Mr. Big Shots” surely deserves a Hall of Fame induction ceremony.