HoopsHype Chris Webber rumors

October 17, 2014 Updates

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. ESPN.com

October 16, 2014 Updates

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. 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. Yahoo! Sports

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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. HoopsHype

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. HoopsHype

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.' HoopsHype

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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." Booth Newspapers

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. Booth Newspapers

April 1, 2014 Updates

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. Sacramento Bee

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.” Sacramento Bee

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