Wednesday morning, TNT basketball analyst Chris Webber, was a guest on the Dan Patrick radio show. The interview turned into a chance for Webber to discuss his relationship with U-M and his former Fab Five teammates, which has seemed strained over the years.
Among the highlights from the interview, Webber asserted he was asked at virtually the last minute to participate in the highly rated ESPN documentary released three years ago.
“That’s a flat-out lie,” Fab Fiver Jimmy King said.
Meanwhile, Jalen Rose, an ESPN basketball analyst who was the unofficial mouthpiece for the group, hasn’t been bashful when it has come to anything, including his relationship with Webber. He’s asserted that he still has love for his college teammate and that he wanted Webber in the documentary, which Rose had a big hand in producing.
But with Wednesday’s revelations from Webber, Rose fired back via Larry Brown Sports.
“One dude traveled then called timeout. One dude lied to grand jury and hasn’t apologized. One dude tried to circumvent the documentary to HBO. One dude ignored multiple requests from everyone involved after agreeing to participate. One dude played like (President) Obama and sat in a suite during Michigan’s recent title game. One dude slandered Ed Martin after all he did for him and his family. One dude is not in contact with the other four (which is all good). One dude has been doing a rebuttal doc for four years. One dude clearly is delusional and still in denial,” Rose said of Webber in messages to Larry Brown Sports.
“Congrats on your amazing success! Respect had no price. Man up.”
The JRose vs CWebb beef continues.
On a side note, Webber says he is working on a book of his own and Dan Patrick said that Michigan State coach says the only time he cried over a recruit was when he lost Chris Webber.
“Coach Izzo is a big part of my book,” Webber said. “I’ve known Coach Izzo, I consider him a friend, I’ve known him since I was about 15 years old. … I love Coach Izzo, because when he goes into kids’ houses and he talks to kids, and he says what he says and he makes them promises, he holds true to those promises. Tom Izzo is one of the best men that I know.”