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Chris Webber
Chris Webber
Position: -
Born: 03/01/73
Height: 6-10 / 2.08
Weight:244 lbs. / 111.1 kg.
Earnings: $178,230,697 ($292,850,208*)
A former NBA star and shoe entrepreneur selected to help raise New York’s $200 million fund connected to its emerging legal weed have failed to rake in the cash, according to a new report. Social Equity Impact Ventures — which includes Chris Webber and businesswoman Lavetta Willis — has come under scrutiny after being named by the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York (DASNY) last June to manage the massive public-private fund meant to bring equity to the state’s cannabis industry.
He also knows the Magic’s history with first-round picks. He is the fourth No. 1 pick in the franchise’s history, after it took Shaquille O’Neal in 1992, Chris Webber in 1993 (and traded him for Penny Hardaway) and Dwight Howard in 2004. Each time the Magic have had a top pick who suited up for the team, they’ve made the NBA Finals within five years of the selection. “Three Hall of Famers,” he said. “I look forward to helping the Magic get back on that stage. The guys that are there already are a great group of guys, and I just want to come in and fit right in and be a big piece of what they got going on.”