HoopsHype Chris Webber rumors

April 9, 2013 Updates

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

March 20, 2013 Updates
February 3, 2013 Updates

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

December 13, 2012 Updates
October 18, 2012 Updates

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

September 7, 2012 Updates

The Warriors acquired Webber as the No.1 pick in the 1993 draft. He was named Rookie of the Year, but clashed with Nelson in his first year. Golden State ended up trading Webber to the Washington Bullets for forward Tom Gugliotta and three draft picks on Nov. 17, 1994. Nelson stepped down as coach and general manager on Feb. 13, 1995. "He was a talented young player, but he was very difficult to coach early in his career," Nelson said. "I'm not the only coach that had trouble. Until he matured and knew what it was all about he was a difficult guy to coach." Yahoo! Sports

September 6, 2012 Updates

Nelson’s relationship with Chris Webber in Golden State a decade and half later quickly decayed, leading to the budding superstar’s trade to the Bullets when management decided the duo couldn’t coexist. That is perhaps Nelson’s biggest personal regret, and it may have given him an unwarranted reputation as a coach who couldn’t blend with younger players. “Relating to players has never really been difficult for me,” he said. “There’s only a couple of players who haven’t enjoyed playing for me.” Boston Globe

July 19, 2012 Updates

Chris Webber openly admits he's biased when covering his former Sacramento Kings team as an NBA analyst, even during Summer League in Las Vegas, where he called a game with his former Los Angeles Lakers nemesis Rick Fox for NBA-TV. "Rick knows I still hate the Lakers," Webber told News10 following Sacramento's 84-72 victory over the Lakers. "I'm just happy that I'm apart of the Kings family in some way." news10.net

Like Webber, Cousins took great pride when his Select Team was able to defeat Team USA. Webber did so in 1992 against the Dream Team, featuring Michael Jordan, Larry Bird and Magic Johnson. Webber's Select Team victory over the Dream Team was recently the subject of a documentary on NBA-TV. "Kobe's lying, they couldn't even beat the 2008 (Olympic) team," Webber said, when asked if Kobe Bryant's comments were true - that the 2012 Team USA could actually beat the Dream Team. news10.net

June 11, 2012 Updates

Mike Krzyzewski (Team USA assistant coach): The first meeting as a coaching staff, Chuck says to P.J. and I, "Both of you guys have got to learn one thing." So we've got our notebooks, and we're ready to write this down. And he says, "Both of you have to learn to ignore." We said, "What do you mean?" "You college guys—you're looking for every little thing, and you make big things out of it. We're not going to be sticklers. These guys are men. If there's something that's big, we'll take care of it." Chris Webber (college squad player): I rode from the airport in a limo with Larry Bird, and that was such an honor. We talked about playing against the Pistons, different moves, all this stuff. He was just a great dude. Then, as we got out of the car and I was getting my bags, he goes, "Make sure you get your sleep, because tomorrow I'm gonna bust your ass, and you're going to remember it the rest of the week." GQ.com

June 3, 2012 Updates

King, still an aspiring politician with hopes of becoming a governor, emphasizes relationships, whether it’s with the server in the cafeteria, the equipment manager, the star player or the front-office executive. King meets and greets them all as if he’s running for mayor of the NBA. He hasn’t won all his campaigns, however. In his final two seasons in Philly, it came crashing down. King had a famous blow-up in front of the media after Iverson and Chris Webber were late to Fan Appreciation Night. He traded Iverson in 2006. One year later, he was fired just 17 games into the season. New York Daily News

March 4, 2012 Updates

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