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Chauncey Billups: A legend retires

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An incredible Buffalo and one of the greatest NBA players of all-time is hanging it up.

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Buffalo great and NBA legend Chauncey Billups has decided to retire as originally reported by Marc Spears of Yahoo Sports.

"It's just time. I know when it's time," Billups told Yahoo! Sports. "My mind and my desire is still strong. I just can't ignore the fact that I haven't been healthy for three years. I can try again and get to a point where I think I can go, but I just can't sustain. Me not being able to play the way that I can play, that's when you kind of know it's that time."

Many know Billups from his time in the NBA, finishing his career as a five-time All-Star, named to the All-NBA Second Team once, the All-NBA Third Team twice and was an All-Defensive Second Team selection twice. But Coloradans have followed and loved Billups for much longer, from multiple state titles won at George Washington High School to a one-half scare of powerhouse North Carolina in the second round of the 1997 NCAA Tournament, Billups has always been Colorado's and furthermore, a Buffalo.

Leave your favorite Chauncey moments in the comments and let's reminisce on a Colorado legend.

Also, make sure and check out this fantastic tribute to Chauncey from Chris Paul and this great story from Grantland a few years ago.