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Chris Webber
Chris Webber
Position: None
Born: 03/01/73
Height: 6-10 / 2.08
Weight:244 lbs. / 111.1 kg.
TNT game analyst Chris Webber claimed the San Antonio Spurs were robbed in the closing seconds of Game 2 of the Thunder-Spurs series on Monday night, when an offensive foul wasn’t called on Dion Waiters when he pushed off Manu Ginóbili in attempting to pass the ball inbounds to Kevin Durant. “That was an offensive foul, a blatant offensive foul,” Webber said. “That was there for anyone to view. He was out of bounds. You can’t push anybody from there. … Terrible!”
Such a tactic did not go over well with TNT analysts Reggie Miller and Chris Webber. “I prided myself in going out there and playing, even if it was 20 minutes in Games 80, 81, and 82,” Miller said. “I always felt like there could be some kid or family that has a chance to come to their first game ever and that’s the game they chose and even if you’re out there for 15, 20 minutes, I felt it was my duty. “Having said all that, only a coach can understand the resting of players in preparation of a long, strenuous playoff run. Look, if you’re Popovich and some of these other coaches, you have got to do what’s best for your team. And with the success of the Spurs, that’s why we don’t question [Popovich] anymore.”
Storyline: Spurs Resting
Webber, a former King, lamented players taking days off. “I agree with [Miller] as far as the fact that the culture is different,” Webber said. “Because it’s a copy-cat league, you can copy a guy like Popovich without having the success of him and without having to validate it. “It doesn’t make any sense. I could understand if I had a nagging injury and if you’re fighting something and you’re really hurt and you don’t want to risk it that much more. I definitely understand that. I understand if the coach wants to give this guy some rest, maybe if it’s two back-to-backs and you’re starting the playoffs on Saturday. But as far as teams that don’t have any chance of making the playoffs, it used to be the only thing you had to do is play the season out with a little bit of honor and just honor the fact that you’re going to give it your all the whole season and your record doesn’t indicate your effort. It just seems times have changed.”
Storyline: Spurs Resting
That wasn’t the case in McHale’s day. “This rest stuff just drives me crazy,” McHale said. “You’re playing basketball for a living, OK? I understand if you’re working in the coal mines and they may need a rest day after. But you’re playing basketball. The joy that comes with competing in basketball, it’s fun to play. I never got tired in a game. How could you get tired in a game, playing basketball? I don’t understand this.
Storyline: Spurs Resting
Peja Stojakovic on his favorite memories in the building: “I have so many. But the shot Mike Bibby hit off of Chris Webber’s hand off that sealed Game 5 in the (2002) Western Conference Finals was one of the biggest shots for our team.” On being in attendance for the final regular season home game with fellow Kings legends on April 9: “You’re going to see a lot of generations of legends – players from all the way back in 1985 to now. There’s going to be so many different teams and so many different stories. I think it will be great for fans to get a chance to (see) all of those players that night.”