Whitlock says in part:
Chris Webber's basketball career is a lesson in why it's important to be yourself. The basketball world has never seen the real Chris Webber, at least not for very long.
We've been treated to C-Webb, the 6-foot-10, 240-pound marvel who has more in common on the court with Magic Johnson than Karl Malone, and more in common off the court with Allen Iverson than Grant Hill. That's a shame.
Because Chris Webber is better than C-Webb.
I remembered this article yesterday while reading through the Webber discussion. It could be fleshed-out a lot more, but I think Whitlock has some interesting things to say, especially when he talks about Webber the person rather than Webber the basketball player. The article reflects my own belief about Webber, which is that he settled for being a tough guy who got his cut as pro player when, with his intelligence and charisma, he could have been so much more.