This Chris Webber Interview Got Awkward After A Question About Jalen Rose

10.22.15 4 years ago 4 Comments

Chris Webber was a guest on Doug Gottlieb’s radio show on Thursday afternoon, coming on the show to discuss the masters class he’ll be teaching at Wake Forest next year. The course, which will be a part of the documentary film program, intends to focus on sports, race and culture and will draw heavily from Webber’s personal experiences growing up.

After a pretty tame and uneventful start to the interview, their discussion got heated pretty quickly after Gottlieb asked Webber about Jalen Rose. Both Webber and Rose were key members of the Michigan Wolverines’ infamous Fab Five squad in the early ’90s and went on to have fantastic NBA careers. They were once close friends but it’s clear that they’re not exactly friendly with each other these days.

Webber, whose relationship with Michigan remains pretty complicated, declined to partake in the ESPN-produced 30 for 30 documentary about the Fab Five. Around the documentary’s release, he made comments on The Dan Patrick Show insinuating that Rose tried to make himself appear more important than he actually was to the story. Rose didn’t exactly take those comments kindly.

Chris Webber, Jalen Rose

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