Hello: Chris Webber

Submitted by M-Dog on May 8th, 2013 at 2:24 AM

Chris Webber's 10-year required disassociation from Michigan is now officially over.




turd ferguson

May 8th, 2013 at 3:09 AM ^

I no longer care how the Fab Five story ends. I just want it to end. Fully embrace them, fully turn them away... I don't care anymore. It just feels strange that we keep punching ourselves in the face with this.


May 8th, 2013 at 3:26 AM ^

No apology needed homie, just come help this program take that next step. We have a lot more nets to cut down and banners to raise and we need all of our legends to include the ones before (and after) you to be a part of this process.

San Diego Mick

May 8th, 2013 at 4:48 AM ^

how well he will fit in Coach B's system, looks like a good rebounder and shot blocker with a decent jumpshot and very athletic, he should get quite a few minutes.


May 8th, 2013 at 7:03 AM ^

I dont believe the relationship between Chris Webber and the university is ever going to be resolved. We're going to have Chris Webber topics on here for another 10 years


May 8th, 2013 at 9:38 AM ^

I hope that this book of his can end this. Either it will show surprising maturity and acceptance of his mistakes or it will be a self serving tome of bullshit and forever burn his bridges with the fanbase.

The sad reality is that 20 years from now a saga that began with people like Webber getting cash and ends with underage recruits going to strip clubs, SUV rollovers, the FBI kicking down doors, and prejury in front of Congress will still be excused away by some because hey it was some exciting basketball, they were just kids, and we played a good game against Duke.

All I can say to the younger generation is imagine how angry you would be if tomorrow the FBI picked up five guys on the football team for ties to a book maker, Hoke had to resign, we had to give up the Sugar Bowl, and our recruiting class went to shit/even midlevel recruits wouldn't return our calls. We'd all likely be screaming for heads.

Buck Killer

May 8th, 2013 at 8:09 AM ^

He was offered 280k as a poor 17 year old. The school knew shit was up and looked the other way. Steve owes you an apology. It would be like the Ohio players driving new Corvettes (still are) and nobody taking action. It isn't all on the kid at the time if the University is fine with it. Fuck ohio.


May 8th, 2013 at 1:36 PM ^

EDIT: This was a misplaced post..in response to something else-stupid phone entry.  sorry.


Its the school's fault? And Chris was "poor".... Uh...yeah. No apology needed, just do whatever the fuck you want Chris. No consequences necessary, because you are the almighty Chris Webber. Own it, and the dynamic with the people still pissed will change. Be a Man. own it.


May 8th, 2013 at 10:14 AM ^

No apology needed.  I want to know how he was given $600K while playing basketball at Michigan and no one could tell.  I want to know if this was a story of his dad capitalizing off of a son's fame, a la Cam Newton.  

I never fully believed the full Ed Martin story.  He was a crook, so that is enough for me to not trust every word coming out his mouth.  Too bad he kicked it right before the perjury trial.  All I know is the $38K Webber said he took is a far cry from the alleged $280K amount.

Mr. Yost

May 8th, 2013 at 3:49 PM ^

But its you who should grow up.


What's Chris Webber saying "I'm sorry" like some 6-year old child going to do?


Move on...it's been over for years. Saying I'm not going to forgive you until you say "sorry" is ridiculous.


Does he have to write that he "will not take money again" on the chalkboard too?


May 8th, 2013 at 7:59 AM ^

I'm over the scandel. Welcome back Chris. I am old enough that I watched the fab five and it was a pleasure. Still my favorite mich bball player of all time. GO BLUE


May 8th, 2013 at 8:22 AM ^

I have some character concerns about this prospect.  There are rumors that he could be troublesome and incur some sanctions against Michigan, and I don't know if he'll stay all four years.

TTB Rating: 37

Shakey Jake

May 8th, 2013 at 9:14 AM ^

Will Michigan be receptive to having/hosting him w/o an official apology or will Chris call another TO on Michigan due to his grudge and refuse to apologize?

We shall see.



May 8th, 2013 at 9:23 AM ^

As some one who had to endure a decade of terrible basketball because of him and his bad decisions this not something to celebrate.


I have a lot of anger towards him and what he did.  Until he apologizes I don't care what happens to him. He's not welcome back as far as I'm concerned.

The current basketball team and coach who are doing things the right way shouldn't have this constant reminder of how horrible things were.  Can we just honor what this new group is doing?




May 8th, 2013 at 12:13 PM ^

I hope he takes responsibility for his actions, apologizes, and then reconciles with the program. It's best for everyone that way. There's no need to hold him up as some sort of eternal pariah. We need to move forward with he and the rest of the Fab Five on board. 


May 8th, 2013 at 9:59 AM ^

Why are we giving this topic so much discussion time. After what they did to the basketball program all I want to hear from them is a "I'm sorry". If I don't hear that I don't want to hear anything from them. People can glorify the Fab Five all they want and four of those players deserve every accolade they can get. But Webber? No way. Same for Taylor and Bullock. They ruined this program for years and I will be damned if I am going to open my arms to them. I paid too much in season tickets to watch horrible basketball for me to forgive these guys. Now we have moved on to bigger and better things I would just as well forget them.


May 8th, 2013 at 10:11 AM ^

The Brian Ellerbee hiring was awful.  Tommy Amaker never got the facilities he was promised.  

People seem to forget that we had bubble teams during the Amaker years, but we couldn't get in the tourney because of either a weak non-conference schedule or lack of quality conference wins.  That was after the sanctions expired.

UK was hit with worse sanctions in the late 80's, but they hired Rick Pitino and had good facilities for that time.  And they bounced right back.



May 8th, 2013 at 10:25 AM ^

The overzealous self-flagellation committed by the school president, only to have further sanctions imposed.

If we learn one thing from this, it's that cooperation with the NCAA is no good. Whatever a school self-imposes, they will pile even more on. Fight tooth and nail ala OSU tatgate, get a slap on the wrist. Try to anticipate the level of severity they are expecting and meet it, it's only going to get worse.