Chris Webber Attends National Championship Game Wearing Michigan Beanie [Photo]
Rucuss staffApril 9, 2013
TNT sports analyst Chris Webber decided to support Michigan after all.
Webber, who was a part of the Fab Five in the early 90s, showed up to the 2013 national championship game Monday night with his wife. Cameras caught Webber entering the arena wearing a Michigan beanie. He appeared ready to cheer on the Wolverines who were playing the Louisville Cardinals for the title. But Louisville was too much to handle. The Cardinals beat Michigan 82-76. it was Louisville’s third national championship.
Many speculated that Webber wouldn’t show because of the falling out he had with Michigan after losing the 1993 national championship game to North Carolina. Some blame Webber for the loss because he called a timeout the team did not have late. 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.
The relationship between Webber and school soured from there. Michigan no longer recognizes 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.
Webber appeared to put his beef with the school aside. He shared a note on his Twitter account to explain why he was attending the game.
Webber sat with other members of the Fab Five, along with past players of the Wolverines.
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