Posted tagged ‘Celtics’

Chauncey Billups Poster-Denver Nuggets

March 11, 2009

Chauncey Billups, born in Denver, was an immediate on-court success. Having dominated at the highschool level, he was named to the All-McDonalds Team. Billups was then offered a full scholarship at the University of Colorado, where he continued to blossom for two years. In Chauncey‘s first few years in the NBA, he struggled to find his consistency, having moved around from Boston, to Toronto, to Denver and then onto Minnesota where he finally found his game.

In the summer of 2002, Billups signed on as a free agent with the Detroit Pistons, who were being re-constructed by Joe Dumars. Having also acquired Tayshaun Prince, Ben Wallace, Richard Hamilton and Rasheed Wallace, the Pistons primed themselves for several years of stardom. Billups lead this star-studded team past the LA Lakers in the 2004 NBA Championship, winning the series MVP award along the way.

In November of 2008, Billups was traded back to his hometown Denver Nuggets along with Antonio McDyess in exchange for Allen Iverson. Chauncey has since excelled with the Nuggets, having made the All Star game and he is leading the team to a stellar record along with Carmello Anthony.

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This spectacular poster features the man whose long journey to NBA champion and MVP candidate took him through Denver in the late 1990s, and saw him return to the Nuggets as a savior nearly a decade later.

For this and other current NBA posters, visit www.sportsposterwarehouse.com.

2007, a Year in Posters

January 2, 2008

After a hectic Christmas rush here at Sports Poster Warehouse, we’ve been throwing some ideas around the office as to what posters would best represent the top five sporting moments of 2007. Not the easiest feat considering the events of the past twelve months, but like the athletes we dream that we are – we gave it our best and compiled what we think is a nice little top five.

Firstly though, some honorable mentions that didn’t quite make the cut, mostly because there aren’t any posters for them!

-The Rugby World Cup, and the upsets it contained – Argentina beats France in the opening match, Fiji making the knock-out stages, favorites New Zealand choke against France and England beat Australia in the quarter finals, and despite Jonny Wilkinson finding form and finishing the tournaments top scorer, South Africa go on to claim the title.

-Barry Bonds breaks one of Major League Baseballs most revered records, eclipsing Hank Aaron and finishing the season with 762 career homeruns. We know what you’re thinking – steroids, perjury charges, etc, still Big Bad Barry has hit 762 more home-runs than our entire office combined.-Dwayne Leverock leaving his day job as a policeman to represent Bermuda in the 2007 Cricket World Cup. 280-odd pounds, loves a good curry, and takes arguably one of the best catches of the tournament. Australia go on to claim the title.

-The Rockies have one of the greatest comebacks in MLB history. I was once told “Sure, Coors Field is a beautiful park, but you have to see the Rockies play” – World Series baseball in the mile high city? Brilliant.

And now, our top-five:
5. David Beckham makes his MLS debut.

Granted, yes, he was plagued by injuries and didn’t exactly have a stellar season. One thing that can’t be denied is how much a player of his caliber raises the profile of Major League Soccer.

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4. Man United claim the Barclays Premiership for the first time since 2003.

Lead as always by Sir Alex, the season saw both Rooney and Ronaldo put the last World Cup behind them and both finish amongst the seasons top 5 goal scorers, taking the premiership – for now and for some, back to where it belongs.

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Man U


3. Gators go consecutive.

The Florida Gators survive the sixty-four team competition beating Ohio State to claim their second straight Division I National Championship.

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2. Sidney Crosby continues to etch his name in the history books.

Crosby had a monumental year – he won the Art Ross Trophy, was named captain of the Penguins, and turned 20, making him the youngest captain in the history of the NHL.

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1. Just being a sports fan in Boston.

Really, is there a better time to be from the Boston area?

The Red Sox do something that your father would have thought of as impossible – go into the playoffs as favorites, and win.

Tom Brady and Randy Moss lead the Patriots to a perfect season, this of course won’t have the same impact unless they can continue winning and take out Superbowl XLII in Feburary.

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To top things off the Celtics are having a pretty damn good season too, but more on the Celtics next time.

Until then – Happy New Year, and all the best in 2008 from the staff at Sports Poster Warehouse.


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