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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." NBA.com

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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

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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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HoopsHype: Thoughts? @JalenRose http://bit.ly/1smL63v Jalen Rose: @hoopshype Which other Fab-Five members will be participating? Where will it air? #yawn Twitter @JalenRose

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. Booth Newspapers

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