HoopsHype Chris Webber rumors

October 13, 2013 Updates

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.” Boston Globe

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.” Boston Globe

October 8, 2013 Updates

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." Sulia

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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." USA Today Sports

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. The Big Lead

April 6, 2013 Updates

"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." NBA.com

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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." CBSSports.com

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." CBSSports.com

February 1, 2013 Updates

Mark Cuban: CWebb = great guy. Horrible analyst. Got nothing to add at all. You can tell he does no homework before the game Twitter

January 22, 2013 Updates

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. Cowbell Kingdom

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. Cowbell Kingdom

January 4, 2013 Updates

The fact is Kahn and Adelman love the thought of Gasol in their offense. Adelman's recipe for success in Sacramento was due in large part to Chris Webber and Vlade Divac. The Wolves look at Love and Gasol as comparable to that duo. Gasol is an excellent passer. Adelman loves big men who excel at that. A team source said Taylor is willing to go over the luxury tax for the 2013-14 season if the right deal presents itself. With a salary of nearly $20 million next year, Gasol fits that mold. 1500 ESPN

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Turner Sports analyst and former NBA all-star Chris Webber and Emmy-winning director/producer Peter Gilbert are launching Webber Productions, a multimedia production company that plans to produce a series of feature films and documentaries focusing on the intersection of sports, culture and society. Company plans a diverse content portfolio, including live events, cultural exhibitions, music and film projects relevant in the U.S and abroad. Variety.com

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