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Height: 6-10 / 2.08
Weight:244 lbs. / 111.1 kg.
Height: 6-10 / 2.08
Weight:244 lbs. / 111.1 kg.
Before addressing the Timberwolves’ needs in the NBA Draft, Chris Webber made a push for Kevin Garnett to become an owner of the franchise. “First of all before that, I would have to make KG an owner,” Webber, a Turner Sports analyst who played 15 season in the NBA, said Tuesday. “It would be attractive to come there and to have some sense of legacy.”
Later on Wednesday, Rose responded to Webber’s interview with some comments to Larry Brown Sports. “One dude traveled then called timeout. One dude lied to grand jury and hasn’t apologized. One dude tried to circumvent the documentary to HBO. One dude ignored multiple requests from everyone involved after agreeing to participate. One dude played like (President) Obama and sat in a suite during Michigan’s recent title game. One dude slandered Ed Martin after all he did for him and his family. One dude is not in contact with the other four (which is all good). One dude has been doing a rebuttal doc for four years. One dude clearly is delusional and still in denial,” Rose said of Webber in messages to Larry Brown Sports. “Congrats on your amazing success! Respect had no price. Man up.”
Earlier in the day, Webber, now an analyst for Turner Sports, joined “The Dan Patrick Show” and said he “wasn’t too thrilled” with the film, which was put together largely by Rose and the other three members of the Fab Five, Juwan Howard, Jimmy King and Ray Jackson. Webber said he was only given a call about participating in the film about a week before they were set to wrap. King disputed this claim, and so does Rose. Webber also took some not-so-subtle shots at Rose by saying the former point guard was “Hollywood” and wanted to make the film all about himself.
And former Nuggets and Hawks center Dikembe Mutombo also has interest in the Hawks, though it is not known whether he’ll be part of one of the existing bidding groups or try to form one of his own. It is the competition itch each had while a player, expressed by other means. “It’s the biggest opportunity of my life,” Webber said Saturday. “This is bigger than a chance to make the NBA. I take it that serious. And the mentors that I have, I appreciate that they believe in me. But I take it that seriously. If we don’t get it, it’s gonna hurt. Believe me, we will be involved in the community and connecting with it, but I still want to win a championship. So as long as I get a ring, yeah, I’m still competing.”
05 Dec 14
Your 30 for 30 discussed the NCAA’s decision to vacate the Fab Five’s wins because Webber took loans from Jalen Rose: Detroit businessman Ed Martin. Did you know what was going on? Jalen Rose: I introduced Chris to Ed Martin. So of course I knew what was going on. Ed Martin – who I love, rest in peace, and I love his wife, as well – was giving back to the community 10 years before I came along. Me and Chris decided we were going to the University of Michigan at Ed Martin’s house. All Chris had to do was tell [the grand jury] the truth. That’s why I’m not mentioned in any of that. I told the truth.
Are you still in touch with the members of the Fab Five? Jalen Rose: I won’t go into family business, but I’ll say what’s public. Right now me and Chris [Webber], we’re not necessarily seeing eye-to-eye. He felt like I should have done a couple of things differently, and I felt like he should have done a couple of things differently. He should have been in the Fab Five documentary. It would have been a great opportunity for him to tell the story unfiltered. He chose not to do that. I’m pretty sure he’s kicking himself in the butt because he wasn’t in it.
I start by saying this may not mean anything, but … it is interesting that one day after former NBA player Chris Webber announces that he is putting a group together that is interested in buying a majority ownership he tweeted a picture of him and Dominique Wilkins.
Former All-Star Chris Webber is making a play to re-enter the NBA. Webber leads the Webber Group, which has informed the league of its desire to purchase majority interest in the Atlanta Hawks. The franchise is for sale in the wake of a controversy involving racially charged comments made by owner Bruce Levenson and general manager Danny Ferry.
Five-time NBA All-Star Chris Webber is part of a potential ownership group that has submitted a letter of interest to the NBA about its desire to purchase the Atlanta Hawks, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Webber would have a modest financial investment in the partnership, but is expected to emerge as a face of the bid with an ultimate goal of becoming a prominent figure on the basketball side for the Hawks, league sources told Yahoo Sports.
The primary investors are expected to become public in the near future, sources said. Several prominent groups with interest in buying the Hawks are also expected to become known soon.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Chris Webber is part of a potential ownership group that has registered interest to NBA about buying the Atlanta Hawks, sources tell Yahoo.
Jalen Rose: It ain’t just about you. It’s about the players, it’s about the coach. Steve Fisher coached in three finals and won a championship in Michigan. You go in that campus, his name is nowhere. So it’s bigger than just him. And the fans deserve it, the history of the University of Michigan deserves it. And all he had to do is say two words. It’s not brain surgery. They are ‘I’m sorry.’
When was the last time you spoke with Chris Webber? Jalen Rose: I heard through mutual friends that he’s upset that I said that I feel like he should have come out and apologize for some transgressions that happened at the University of Michigan. But I still stand behind that. Also I’m disappointed how the relationship with [Michigan booster] Ed Martin ended. Ed, unfortunately, in my opinion basically died of a broken heart. So while we’re still brothers and I hope that we’re going to make amends… One of the great things of being teammates and friends is we should be able to speak openly and honestly. And hopefully he finds a way to realize and apologize about what happened in Michigan.
How do you feel about the new Fab Five documentary Chris Webber is going to do? Jalen Rose: It’s not a legitimate documentary if the other four guys don’t participate.
When they do, it will make Andrew Wiggins a bit of an anomaly. He will join Chris Webber as the only No. 1 overall draft picks to be traded without playing a game for the team that drafted them since the NBA-ABA merger in 1976.
HoopsHype: Thoughts? @JalenRose http://bit.ly/1smL63v Jalen Rose: @hoopshype Which other Fab-Five members will be participating? Where will it air? #yawn
Anthony Smith: @JalenRose @hoopshype hope you guys end up being boys again. Life’s too short. Jalen Rose: @antsmith777 Agreed. I’m not upset, whining or pouting about anything. Too blessed. #respect
ESPN’s version of The Fab Five documentary, produced by Jalen Rose, was certainly powerful, but there was one voice missing: Chris Webber. The leader of one of the most iconic teams in college basketball has decided to tell his own version of his life, NBA career, what happened at the University of Michigan and the Fab Five with his own book and documentary, which are coming soon. Webber confirmed the news in Flint during an appearance at Mateen Cleaves’ “1 Goal, 1 Passion” basketball camp Thursday, Aug. 7.
Martin Lawrence? OK, Lawrence wasn’t technically a member of the Pistons 2004 title team but he did receive honorary status and has a championship ring to prove it. How did that happen? In an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live that coincided with the beginning of the NBA Finals last week, the comedian explained it. “Joe Dumars wanted to recruit Chris Webber back in the day for the Detroit Pistons,” Lawrence told Kimmel. “So he called me and asked if I would put together a comedy tape that would recruit him and get him to come to the Pistons. “And I put together a comedy tape and he didn’t come. So I guess it didn’t work.”
But Dumars, who eventually did land Webber near the end of his career, apparently appreciated Lawrence’s effort. “And when they won the championship, they sent me an honorary ring,” Lawrence said.
But Boogie Smooth’s career is all in fun. Cousins, who is friends with rap stars Drake and Rick Ross, is not about to become a part-time R&B crooner. Cousins laughed when asked about the musical project, as did his teammates. Coach Michael Malone even found the musical venture comical. “I was hoping that it wasn’t true because I don’t know if anybody would even buy that album,” Malone said. “I guess April Fools’ came a few days early, but DeMarcus keeps everybody on the edge of their seat.”
DeMarcus Cousins created a stir on the Internet on Sunday night. And he had fun doing so. Pictures surfaced of Cousins’ first “album” under the name Boogie Smooth titled “Misunderstood,” with the first single being a rhythm and blues groove titled “Emotional” featuring Chance The Rapper. Cousins even asked via Twitter on Monday if he could be any worse than Shaquille O’Neal or Chris Webber, who also dabbled in music during their careers.
Evan Dunlap: Grant Hill and Chris Webber will be the GMs for the Rising Stars Challenge. Both have Magic ties.
Webber said while he believes Westbrook will come back strongly, he doesn’t consider Oklahoma City ready to compete for the NBA title. “I never viewed them as the favorite last year, even with him,” said Webber. “I think this is a different league and each team is going to have to reevaluate, not live off the past. This is a much different league than it was last year, so I think they need to worry about the other great teams in the Western Conference. It’s a year later but [James] Harden was in the discussion a year ago and they are not better without Harden. Losing Kevin Martin as well, they have to find a new identity.”
Greg Anthony and Chris Webber offered their thoughts on those topics and more, and here is a taste of what they said: Webber on whether Thunder guard Russell Westbrook can return to form after a torn meniscus in his right knee, which has required two surgeries since last spring, the latest to reduce swelling: “Westbrook is one of the most athletic guys in the league and I think his age is his best asset right now. He didn’t have to go through microfracture [surgery]. We’ve seen people come back from these injuries so I expect him to be the same person or better basically because of his attitude. I really don’t think it will affect him that much.”
Chris Webber on Shaquille O’Neal joining the #SacKings ownership group: The former Kings power forward joined Greg Anthony in a conference call this morning promoting NBA TV’s season preview. He had this to say about his former nemesis and current Turner Sports colleague Shaquille O’Neal joining the new ownership group in Sacramento. “Yeah that’s something,” Webber said. “I’ve talked to the ownership group and Shaq is my boy. So as a friend, I’m happy he’s an owner. As a King, it’s disgusting.”
04 Sep 13
The Kings have also had discussions about bringing in former star Chris Webber to the organization in some role. Webber is not a candidate to be the team’s general manager.
On Wednesday, with the conclusion of the NCAA’s astoundingly clueless but purposefully humiliating 10-year “disassociation” penalty, the University of Michigan is inviting former basketball star Chris Webber to give them a call and discuss if he wants to be a part of the family again. He may have to apologize first, though.
When TNT carries the Oklahoma City Thunder at the Golden State Warriors on Thursday (10:30 p.m. ET), the network is hoping that subtraction will end up being a plus. Calling the game that night: Steve Kerr, Chris Webber and Reggie Miller. Not a play-by-play man among the former NBA stars. Kerr says he won’t be trying “to be Marv Albert or Kevin Harlan” but will act as “point man leading us to breaks. Maybe a little bit of a traffic cop if the game calls for it. It is more like three former players having a round table (discussion) almost during the game.” So has Kerr informed the other former NBA All-Stars that the offense will be running through him Thursday night? “In no uncertain terms,” Kerr says with a laugh. “Well put.”
Chris Webber, one of the Fab 5 members, is in attendance at tonight’s National Championship game between Michigan and Louisville. There were questions as to whether or not Webber would and should attend the game. Thankfully, Webber decided to show up and possibly save us from 30 shots of Kevin Ware. Juwan Howard, Jimmy King, Ray Jackson, and Jalen Rose are also in attendance.
“Rick is a family guy, whether it’s your family or his family,” Webber said. “That’s his first and foremost priority. If it’s ever a situation where it’s a choice between family and basketball, basketball is going to lose every time.” It would be, however, the NBA’s and its fans’ loss. Seven others have gotten to 1,000. In Webber’s opinion, none earned it or was more worthy than his guy. “To me he’s the perfect coach to get your team up to the championship level and he’s the perfect coach to rebuild your program,” Webber said. “He’s one of the unique guys who can coach a team full of rookies or a team full of veterans. “He really helped me fulfill my potential and challenged me. So I don’t care if he won one game, I would know he’s a great coach.”
Chris Webber is still the best. TNT diminishing Webber’s role in the studio in favor of Shaq might have been the worst idea since Greedo shooting first. Here, C-Webb breaks down some footage from Tuesday’s Pacers – Magic game on NBA TV that shows a young couple sharing ice cream. Given the same footage, Shaq would have asked for ice cream, called himself ‘The Big Ice Cream’ and then laughed awkwardly until someone finally threw it to commercial.
Shortly after ESPN showed a promotion for Saturday’s matchup between No. 1 Michigan and No. 3 Indiana in Bloomington’s Assembly Hall, play-by-play man Rece Davis began to offer a historical perspective on how long it’d been since Michigan had reached the No. 1 spot in a national poll. And, naturally, the Fab Five’s 1992-93 team — which began the year as the preseason No. 1 — came up. Knight, as is often the case these days, was not impressed. “Fab indicates, to me, that you’ve won something,” Knight said. “I’ve never been able to understand what ‘Fab’ was,” he added. “It wasn’t championships, I always knew that.”
How great is it that Michigan and Indiana are both really good again at the same time for the first time in two decades? Thoughts on this rekindled, classic Big Ten rivalry, Bob? “I’m not sure what the Fab Five was,” Knight said Thursday during an ESPN broadcast of an Alabama-Arkansas game. “They never won anything. “They never won a championship, they didn’t get anywhere, they got beat.”
Mark Cuban: CWebb = great guy. Horrible analyst. Got nothing to add at all. You can tell he does no homework before the game
Webber along with fellow former King Kenny Smith and Shaquille O’Neal weighed in on the news near the end of the program. Here are few of their comments followed by audio of the roundtable discussion on Turner Sports’ venerable postgame show. Webber’s initial reaction: I’ve heard all the news. I still, you know, I don’t believe it. I have to not believe it. I refuse to believe it.
Webber on the deal being submitted to the league office: The paperwork is in like you said, but that just means the paperwork is in. It doesn’t mean anything else. You know, it’s funny. I’ve been hearing a lot of criticism everybody saying ‘Why everybody keep fighting? Just let it go, just let it go.’ Well if you’re in Atlanta, what if you were going to lose the Hawks? If you’re in Orlando, you wouldn’t let it (the Magic) go. You’re gonna fight ’til the end. A few of us are going to do that as well.