Fab Five Beef: Chris Webber and Jalen Rose Trade Shots

Chris Webber, Jalen Rose

Fab Five Beef: Chris Webber and Jalen Rose Trade Shots

Ex-Michigan teammates speak on fallout in friendship.

Published May 14, 2015

Chris Webber was blatantly absent from ESPN's critically-acclaimed 30 for 30: The Fab Five documentary four years ago.

And the retired All-Star power forward, turned current TNT NBA analyst, has kept silent about his absence in the documentary all this time...until now.

Speaking on the The Dan Patrick Show on Wednesday, C-Webb spoke about his thoughts on the documentary while subliminally taking shots at former Fab Five teammate Jalen Rose. OK...not so subliminally.

"I love the guys, but I just think there was so much missed there. I think it was OK, except...I think it was...it looked like...it looked like, you know, what happens, a lot of people, after they retire or when they're looking for a job or when they want to be relevant, they go back in time and kind of make sure their importance is really known," Webber explained, as reported by the Detroit Free Press. "My thing is it's always been about us five. So when one guy has a million highlights of himself, as if he was the leading scorer and all the stories are like embellished, it's just a little hard for me. But I think it was entertaining, there was a lot of truth in it. I think it was definitely good, it was OK.

"I made an agreement when I joined the Fab Five not to be above the group," he added. "I have stayed consistently as a member, no one's above the other. It's just disheartening when you pay attention to those rules for 20-plus years, and somebody wants to be Hollywood and make it about them."


Wow! Despite not being mentioned by name, Rose knew Webber was talking about him and he clapped back during an interview with Larry Brown Sports on Wednesday night.

"One dude traveled then called timeout. One dude lied to grand jury and hasn't apologized. One dude tried to circumvent the documentary to HBO. One dude ignored multiple requests from everyone involved after agreeing to participate," Rose ripped into Webber saying.

And he wasn't even close to being done.

"One dude played like [PresidentObama and sat in a suite during Michigan's recent title game. One dude slandered Ed Martin after all he did for him and his family. One dude is not in contact with the other four (which is all good). One dude has been doing a rebuttal doc for four years. One dude clearly is delusional and still in denial," Rose added. As a final parting shot, Rose spewed, "Congrats on your amazing success! Respect had no price. Man up."

After being trendsetters on Michigan's Fab Five and impacting pop culture in the way they did, what's it going to take for these two to patch things up? 

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Written by Mark Lelinwalla


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