Chauncey Billups is at the point in his career where he’s giving more advice than he’s receiving. Billups had to work for years to become a legitimate NBA point guard and went on to win a championship with Detroit. He’s also a five-time all-star and ranks 10th all-time in three-pointers made. So when Billups talks about basketball, people should probably listen.
He was doing exactly that when he spoke with Mike and Scott on 104.3 the Fan in Denver. Billups talked about the difference between scoring and dominating. He also said that And1 “messed up the game.” Here’s the excerpt via Sports Radio Interviews:
“It starts young. You got to get these kids to understand the fundamentals of the game, to understand that it is a team game and not about one guy scoring 20-4o points. It’s about the team effort, the team effort and the camaraderie. You got to start those learning experiences young. Because the And1 basketball that broke the scene six or seven years ago messed the game up. That’s not basketball. That’s fun and that’s cool when you to the park… I think so many times, the young players today, think that 25 points is dominating the game. 25 points is not dominating the game. That might mean you are scoring. But that’s only one facet of the game. Are you getting stops? Are you getting rebounds? Are you going after loose balls? Are you stopping their man from getting 25? You know, little stuff like that.”