Chauncey Billups

Chauncey Billups, with new ESPN contract in hand, says Clippers depend too much on Chris Paul

Chauncey Billups, with new ESPN contract in hand, says Clippers depend too much on Chris Paul

Having been a free agent four times and switched teams seven times in his NBA career, Chauncey Billups knew what to value in a team as free agency approached in his second NBA life as a broadcaster.

Just three seasons removed from playing in the NBA, Billups values his role and team again enough to agree to a multi-year contract extension with ESPN that is to be announced Friday.

Billups swiftly and smoothly moved from a 17-year playing career to television work in 2014. He will wrap up his third ESPN season by working the upcoming Western Conference finals’ and NBA Finals’ pregame and halftime “NBA Countdown” shows.

“I’ve been on some very good teams in my basketball...

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