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Pistons the MVP with Billups' name on it

Originally Published: June 15, 2004
By Joe Lago | ESPN.com

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- This being Hockeytown and all, the Detroit Pistons should be allowed to take their trophy home like they do in the NHL, each player getting the chance to parade it around town with friends and family.

The Finals MVP award, not the Larry O'Brien trophy.

Let's make it clear: Chauncey Billups deserved to be named most valuable player. He averaged 21 points primarily against two of the Lakers' future Hall of Famers, Gary Payton and Kobe Bryant, and ran the ...

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