‘Fab Five’ Teammates Jalen Rose & Chris Webber Publicly End Long-Standing Feud

 

Former best friends and “Fab Five” teammates Jalen Rose and Chris Webber publicly ended their feud Sunday, after Chris Webber was elected to the Hall of Fame.

“I love you my brother. Congratulations,” Rose said to Webber, on ESPN, before the five-time All-Star responded, “Jalen Anthony Rose, it’s crazy, man. And thank God for your beautiful, wonderful mother, ’cause you know what she did for me.”

Webber and Rose were hyped Detroit prospects before joining forces on Michigan’s iconic “Fab Five” team. Despite appearing in the 1992 and 1993 national championship games, and having successful NBA careers, their friendship became estranged following an NCAA scandal due to Webber’s financial dealings with a Michigan booster.

The relationship became more distant after Webber’s refusal to attend a “Fab Five” reunion or participate in ESPN’s 30 for 30 on the college basketball team. However, “Fab Five” teammate Juwan Howard getting hired as Michigan basketball’s head coach in 2019 facilitated the reconciliation between Webber and Rose.

“It squashes any drama or any beef because we’re not going to bring that to Ann Arbor’s campus with Juwan Howard as our head coach,” Rose said around the time of Howard’s hiring. “The one thing that we both know is his success turning around the University of Michigan is first and foremost about him and about the players that he’s going to influence. Then it’s about us being there to support him, not being drama, not being splintered, not giving any indication of dysfunction.”

In addition to being elected into the Hall of Fame, Chris Webber also ended his 13-year tenure with TNT as a play-by-play announcer. The future Hall of Famer is yet to announce if he’ll work for another network.

Source: Yahoo Sports

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