54 Facts About Chris Webber

1. In 2014, Erika and Chris Webber sold their Malibu house for $3.485 million.

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2. Chris Webber was chosen first overall pick by Orlando Magic during the 1993 NBA Draft.

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3. Chris Webber was the only Fab Five member to be involved in the scandal, but the University took down the championship banners the group won in the 1990s as part of a self-imposed sanction against the dishonor Webber brought on the university.

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4. Chris Webber became a fan favorite and Sports Illustrated made this statement: "Chris Webber is The Man this season.

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5. Chris Webber enjoyed the prospect of playing with Magic-center Shaquille O'Neal, but the Magic traded him to the Golden State Warriors for third pick Anfernee Hardaway and three draft choices just moments after picking Webber with the first selection.

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6. Chris Webber initially collected them as encouragements to face life obstacles.

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7. Chris Webber began collecting them upon entering the NBA, starting with the purchase of two slave records.

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8. Chris Webber made his first post-ban public appearance at the University of Michigan on November 3, 2018, when he was invited by football coach Jim Harbaugh to participate as an honorary captain for its game against Penn State; Webber was warmly received at Michigan Stadium.

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9. Chris Webber was ordered to pay $100,000.00 and perform 330 hours of community service.

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10. Chris Webber admitted in the plea that in 1994 he gave Martin about $38,000 in cash as partial repayment for expenditures Martin made on his behalf.

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11. On March 25, 2008, Chris Webber officially retired from basketball due to persistent problems with his surgically repaired knee and was waived by the Warriors.

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12. Chris Webber eventually helped catapult the Sixers to a berth in the 2005 playoffs, where the Sixers lost to the Detroit Pistons.

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13. Chris Webber was cited as a possible MVP candidate, and made his fifth consecutive All-Star team.

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14. Chris Webber was named to the All-Star team again in 2000 and 2001 while cementing his status as one of the premier power forwards in the NBA.

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15. Chris Webber was instrumental in leading the Warriors back into the playoffs where they were swept by the Charles Barkley-led Phoenix Suns in four games.

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16. Chris Webber apparently watched the game from a private suite, rather than in the grandstands near courtside, where the other members of the Fab Five watched the game together.

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17. Chris Webber is a former National High School Basketball Player of the Year who led his high school Detroit Country Day to three Michigan State High School Basketball Championships, but never won any national championship in college or the NBA.

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18. Chris Webber was named to his first All-Star team in 1997.

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19. Chris Webber was drafted to NBA in 1993 where he became the only person apart from Magic Johnson to be selected by the Orlando Magic as the first pick overall draft pick as a sophomore.

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20. In 2005 Chris Webber received his peak wages when he got 19.1 million dollars from the Philadelphia 76ers team.

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21. Chris Webber was selected by the Orland Magic team as its first overall pick.

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22. Chris Webber has become well known and wealthy due to his profession in professional basketball.

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23. In 2009, Chris Webber married his longtime girlfriend Erika Gates.

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24. Chris Webber signed a 15-year contract with the Warriors worth $74 million.

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25. Chris Webber was named the Big Ten Freshman of the Year, averaging 15.5 points per game and leading the conference in rebounding.

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26. Chris Webber arrived at the Kings training camp, and began re-building his credibility.

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27. Chris Webber managed to corral a rebound off a missed Tarheel free throw.

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28. Chris Webber had high hopes for his time with the Pistons, remarking to the Philadelphia Inquirer that he hoped to help them reach the playoffs.

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29. Chris Webber became a starting center for the Pistons, a position that enabled him to make the best use of his assets.

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30. Chris Webber had one legal problem related to his University of Michigan days.

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31. Chris Webber arrived at the Kings training camp, and began rebuilding his credibility.

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32. Chris Webber used his off time for some deep thinking and soul searching.

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33. Chris Webber set about to change his image during his first years in Washington.

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34. Chris Webber managed to corral a rebound off a missed Tar Heel free throw.

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35. Chris Webber dominating the paint might've had something to do with it.

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36. In 1999, Chris Webber created C-Webb's Crew where a group of tickets at every Kings regular home season game would be donated to at-risk youth and their families.

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37. Chris Webber is active in various charities and created The Timeout Foundation in 1993.

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38. Chris Webber has a personal collection of African-American artifacts which he began collecting in 1994.

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39. In late 2016, Chris Webber began hosting Fearless or Insane on Podcast One.

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40. Chris Webber has tried his hand at music production, producing Nas' tracks "Surviving the Times" from his Greatest Hits album and "Blunt Ashes" from Hip Hop Is Dead.

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41. Chris Webber has expressed interests in eventually becoming a GM and owner.

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42. In 2002, Chris Webber was charged for lying to a grand jury as part of a larger investigation of a numbers gambling operation, run by Michigan basketball program booster Ed Martin, in Ford Motor Company plants in the Detroit area.

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43. On January 16, 2007, Chris Webber signed with the Detroit Pistons.

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44. Chris Webber took some time to fit in with the 76ers' offense, where he was the second scoring option, behind Allen Iverson.

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45. On July 27, 2001, Chris Webber signed a $127 million, seven-year contract with the Kings.

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46. Chris Webber was traded in his second year to the Washington Bullets where he was reunited with his college teammate and friend, Juwan Howard.

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47. Chris Webber exercised a one-year escape clause in his contract, stating he had no intention of returning to the Warriors.

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48. Chris Webber disliked playing a substantial amount of time at center, given Nelson's propensity towards smaller, faster line ups.

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49. Over his 15-year NBA career, Chris Webber made over $176 million.

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50. Chris Webber posted on Twitter before the game: "I'm here at the Georgia Dome to show my support for the Michigan men's basketball team in its quest for a National Championship.

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51. In that scandal, Chris Webber received over $200,000 from a local booster while playing basketball for Michigan.

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52. Chris Webber attempted to call for a timeout while his team had none remaining, resulting in a technical foul that effectively clinched the game for North Carolina.

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53. Chris Webber returning to Michigan in special role for Penn State game.

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54. Chris Webber will be honorary captain for Michigan football against Penn State.

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