“We got two of the biggest names in basketball already (in Anthony and Stoudemire)," Billups said. "It’s not about that. It’s about getting somebody that can play with the talent that you have… You look at the Mavericks, and they just share the basketball every time down the floor… Dirk is one of the best the game has ever seen. But he couldn’t do it by himself… So it’s all about the team.
Billups seems to assert that building a team with strong pieces all around, surrounding an even sturdier foundation, works more often than making a team with stars and different egos. It's also what I've been alluding to all along.
One thing I will say about Billups is that although he's clearly a Denver guy with loyalty to the city, he's been nothing but a professional in New York. He seems to really want this team to succeed, and obviously wants to make the most out of his time here.
The rest of Tomasson's interview with Billups is also fantastic, as the two touch on Billups' return to Denver as a Knick next season, the Olympics, living out of a hotel, and more. Be sure to check it out here.