Chauncey Billups’ recent trade to the Denver Nuggets represents a homecoming for the NBA All-Star. So, it only makes sense that he pays homage to his hometown tomorrow night (November 27th) by wearing an exclusive TS Creator Thanksgiving Day shoe during the Nuggets game against Chris Paul and the New Orleans Hornets.
As a Colorado native, Billups grew up playing the game at George Washington High School where he was a 4-time All-State first team pick and 3- time recipient of Colorado’s “Mr. Basketball” title. Billups later went on to tally numerous records and accolades at Colorado University including the prestigious jersey retirement in 2004.
In tribute to his Colorado roots, Billups will take to the court in a Colorado University-inspired adidas TS Creator Thanksgiving Day shoe. The gold and black shoes are accented with personalized details that link back to his days playing for the Buffaloes including “Go Buffs” on the medial collar, his initials on the lateral side and his long standing nickname, Mr. Big Shot, etched in white beneath.
Adidas will host an exclusive auction of the TS Creator Thanksgiving Day shoe starting on Friday (November 28th). Only 11 pairs, exact replicas of the pair worn by Billups on Thanksgiving Day, will be numbered and autographed by Billups. The auction will be hosted on the NBA’s official site. Bidding will start at $100 and will run for one week ending on Thursday, December 4th, 2008. All proceeds will go to the Porter-Billups Leadership Academy, a local Denver non-sports institute providing disadvantaged youth optimal opportunities and resources to achieve academic success. Billups has been actively involved it all elements of the Porter-Billups Leadership Academy since 2006.
The TS Creator silhouette is part of the new Team Signature series from adidas Basketball called Command + Create.