A long time ago, Jalen Rose and Chris Webber were best friends playing as part of the “Fab Five” for Michigan in the early 1990s. It looks like that friendship has deteriorated a great deal since then because of “The Timeout” that happened in the 1993 Final Four and the ESPN 30 for 30 documentary that came out a couple years ago. There’s an interesting part in the interview where Chris Webber talks about the incident despite trying to avoid it for so many years, and he seemed to call out Jalen Rose.
“I know that the ‘Fab Five’ documentary makes it seem like, ‘Oh my God, I’m so scared to talk about it. I’ve always tried to embrace it. I love the guys, but I just think there was so much missed there. I think it was okay, 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.”
Rose has never been afraid to express his opinion and he let C-Webb have it when he commented to the Larry Brown Sports blog. Webber claims that he wasn’t contacted for the documentary until there was only one week left in filming, but Rose says something entirely different.
“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. One dude played like (President) Obama and sat in a suite during Michigan’s recent title game. One dude slandered [booster] 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 said of Webber in messages to Larry Brown Sports.
“Congrats on your amazing success! Respect had no price. Man up.”
Rose even took to Twitter because he was so mad.
It’s sounding like these two could use a good therapy session and sit down with each other to discuss some seriously deep seeded issues they have with one another.