Chauncey Billups September 2014

Chauncey Billups is calling it a career.

The 38-year-old point guard announced his retirement today after a 17-year NBA career. The five-time All-Star says he it was "just that time."

"It's just time," Billups said, via Yahoo Sports. "I know when it's time."

Billups, who last played with the Detroit Pistons, won the NBA Finals MVP with the team in 2004, along with of course a ring.

"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....

"It's just time. I'm happy, excited. The game was very, very good to me. I felt like I was equally as good to the game the way I played it and the way I respected it and the way I carried myself through the process."

Billups averaged 15.2 points and 5.4 assists per game during his career. He spent the good majority of his career with Detroit, and that's the uniform he'll be most remembered wearing.

Throughout his career, he also played with the Boston Celtics, Toronto Raptors, Denver Nuggets, New York Knicks and the Los Angeles Clippers.

Congrats to Billups on an illustrious career!


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