There's being confident, and there's being cocky. Even I'm willing to admit that Chauncey Billups toes the line between the two. From the Detroit Free Press, talking about tonight's meeting with the NBA champion Miami Heat:
"We want what they've got," point guard Chauncey Billups said. "As everybody does. We've been an elite team for a long time, and they're starting to become that. It's a good rivalry."
Starting to become that? Starting to become that? Don't mean to wake you up, Chauncey, but they've been that ever since June 2, 2006 when they knocked off the Pistons in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals. Cripes.
(In any event, the YAYsports! post making fun of Chauncey's ego will appear in 5... 4... 3... 2... )
Pistons fired up to take the Heat [Detroit Free Press]