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Jalen Rose &. Co. admitted how much they despised the Blue Devils teams of the early 1990s in their documentary, “The Fab Five,” that debuted Sunday night on ESPN. “I noticed there was a high level of bitterness there, particularly directed towards us,” former Duke guard Bobby Hurley said on Dan Patrick's show today. “I wonder why? We were 3-0 against Michigan, so I can understand Jalen's frustrations.” Detroit Free Press
Besides the on-court rivalry, Rose said in the film he felt Duke didn't recruit black players like him, only those who were “Uncle Toms.” Patrick pointed out that Duke did recruit Chris Webber. “We would've welcomed him with open arms,” Hurley said. “Jalen, on the other hand, I can understand why we didn't recruit him. He might have a tough time hitting the floor, because he wasn't taking my spot.” Detroit Free Press
Former Michigan star Jalen Rose described Sunday's ESPN documentary “The Fab Five” this way during a national conference call: “This is almost like the Bible of the Fab Five story. We really went in-depth about everything — the good, the bad, the ugly.” Michigan center Eric Riley's memories of his days playing with the Fab Five fall under the "bad" and "ugly" categories more often than the "good." "We felt like it was split. It felt like it was two different teams," Riley said, referring to the Fab Five and the Wolverines players that were there before their arrival. "We had experience, and some of us had been on a team that won a national championship (1989). But we felt like we were just part of their team." Daily Tribune
Riley said he doesn't remember any coach telling the team in the huddle that they were out of timeouts and that most of the players on the bench just assumed the Wolverines had one left. "After all these years, I am surprised Coach Fisher wouldn't say something," Riley said. "There wasn't anyone who said whether we had a timeout or not. Chris ended up taking all the blame, but there were guys on the bench yelling for him to call timeout because we all figured we had one left." Daily Tribune
Riley said he talks to members of the Fab Five occasionally, but he classified the relationship as seeing "acquaintances or co-workers." "I talk to those guys when I see them, but I wouldn't say we're friends," Riley said. Daily Tribune
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