Chris Webber attends national championship game wearing Michigan beanie
Chris Webber ended all the suspense. The former Fab Five member showed up at the national championship game Monday in Atlanta to root on the Michigan Wolverines as they took on the Louisville Cardinals.
Webber had a falling out with Michigan after losing the 1993 national championship game to North Carolina. Not only was he ridiculed for calling a timeout the team did not have, but he was later banned from associating with the school’s athletics programs because of a booster scandal that caused the basketball team to get sanctioned. Matters between him and the school got particularly nasty; they moved to no longer recognize the accomplishments of the Fab Five, and they sought money from Webber for lying to a grand jury.
Webber refused to participate in Jalen Rose’s “Fab Five” program for ESPN 30 for 30. Rose and Jimmy King had said Webber wasn’t in contact with them. But C-Webb changed his mind and decided to get back in with his school.
Webber later shared a note on his Twitter account to explain why he was attending the game:
Webber’s appearance at the game was something Jimmy King hinted at earlier in the day.
King implied to “Under Center” with McNabb and Malone on NBC Sports Radio that they would be sitting together for the game.
“The five of us sitting on the side plus other members of past team members will keep that energy level up for the kids,” King said.