Chris Webber, John Beilein headline Michigan Sports Hall of Fame class
A pair of University of Michigan basketball legends are part of the state’s Sports Hall of Fame class of 2022. Chris Webber, a standout player for the Wolverines, and John Beilein, the winningest basketball coach in school history, were announced as part of the class on Thursday night (June 16). Basketball” at Detroit Country Day School), members of the 2020 class, are also being inducted as they were unable to be inducted during their class’ ceremony last year. “This class includes all-time greats who are also fan favorites.”Webber was the 1991 national high school basketball Player of the Year, as well as “Mr. He went on to play 15 seasons in the NBA and was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame last year.mlive.com
Chris Webber throwback Michigan jersey now available from Fanatics
For the first time ever, Fanatics is dropping a Chris Webber Michigan Wolverines Mitchell & Ness 1991-92 Authentic Throwback College Jersey - celebrating one of the University of Michigan’s biggest sports stars. Webber, a Detroit native, was part of Michigan’s hugely popular Fab Five basketball team from 1991 to 1993. He is an NBA Hall of Fame member - just the second Wolverine to receive this ultimate hoops honor. Fanatics is offering Webber’s Wolverines-style jersey for $299.99. Last fall, Webber was at the Detroit groundbreaking for his new $50 million, nine-acre cannabis facility in the Corktown neighborhood.mlive.com
Former U-M, NBA star Chris Webber breaks ground on $50M cannabis facility
DETROIT – A new $50 million, nine-acre cannabis facility is coming to Detroit and has a familiar face behind it: Chris Webber, former University of Michigan basketball star and NBA Hall of Famer. A groundbreaking ceremony was held this week for the Webber Wellness Compound, which will be at 2599 22nd St. in Detroit’s Corktown neighborhood. It will also include Cookies U, a “no fee” educational program aimed at training minorities and underrepresented students in the cannabis business. “This will be the shining jewel of Michigan,” Webber said during the groundbreaking. Players Only cannabis products will be distributed by Gage Growth Corp.mlive.com
Chris Webber to enter Hall of Fame with Fab Five in attendance
When Chris Webber is inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on Saturday, his Fab Five teammates will be there to support him. Webber was eligible for the Hall of Fame since 2013, and many felt his selection this year was overdue. In an interview that published Thursday, Webber told The Athletic’s Shams Charania that the entire Fab Five will be at Saturday’s ceremony. His exact words (were), he needs ‘to apologize to the 18-year-old Chris Webber because we didn’t protect him.’”Manuel, speaking to the Detroit News, refuted Webber’s claim. Former Michigan basketball Rudy Tomjanovich was part of the class, becoming the first person with ties to the program to enter the Hall.mlive.com
Wolverine Confidential podcast: Did Michigan softball get snubbed with NCAA Tournament draw?
The latest Wolverine Confidential podcast episode is here, and there’s plenty to discuss. We start with the Michigan softball team, which recently learned its NCAA Tournament draw. After an update on the baseball team, we discuss the Basketball Hall of Fame since, last weekend, one former Wolverine was inducted and another was selected. Related content:Michigan softball coach not pleased with selection committee after NCAA Tournament drawMichigan baseball takes series vs. No. 21 Indiana, remains in Big Ten title huntAfter 8-year wait, former Michigan star Chris Webber selected to Basketball Hall of FameAfter extra long wait, former Michigan star Rudy Tomjanovich will be inducted into Basketball Hall of FameMichigan RB Gaige Garcia enters NCAA transfer portalmlive.com
Former Detroit Pistons center Ben Wallace, Michigan Wolverine Chris Webber inducted to Hall of Fame
Former Detroit Pistons center Ben Wallace will be enshrined in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. It is the first time that the Basketball Hall of Fame has inducted two classes in the same calendar year. He’s now the first undrafted NBA player in the modern era to enter the Hall of Fame. Detroit Pistons Owner Tom Gores“Congratulations to Pistons legend Ben Wallace! I’m so happy for Ben, I love him, and he’s truly deserving of this great honor.”Former Detroit Pistons Player, President of Basketball Operations and Hall of Famer Joe Dumars“Ben Wallace epitomized Detroit Pistons basketball.mlive.com
After 8-year wait, former Michigan star Chris Webber selected to Basketball Hall of Fame
Chris Webber’s wait for the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame is over. The former Michigan and Detroit Country Day star was announced as a member of the 2021 class on Sunday. Webber had a long, storied basketball career, which ended in 2008 after 15 seasons in the NBA. The power forward’s NBA career spanned from 1993-2008 and included five All-Star teams and five All-NBA teams. Webber finished his career averaging 20.7 points and 9.8 rebounds.mlive.com
Michigan-UCLA Conjures Up More Memorable Images Of March
The names UCLA and Michigan can’t help but conjure up some of the most memorable images of March. Now, the Bruins and Wolverines meet for the fifth time in the NCAA Tournament, this time for a spot in the Final Four. “The buy-in has been great,” said Cronin, who like Michigan counterpart Juwan Howard is in his second year on the job. “Obviously the NCAA Tournament is an entirely different beast. And while he’s just two years younger than the Heat coach, Howard speaks of the 50-year-old Spoelstra as if he’s a father figure.detroit.cbslocal.com
Ben Wallace, Chris Webber named finalists for Basketball Hall of Fame
Ex-Detroit Pistons forward Ben Wallace and former Michigan star Chris Webber are up for the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame once again. Wallace, a three-time Hall of Fame finalist, helped lead the Pistons to the NBA title in 2004 and was a four-time NBA Defensive Player of the Year and four-time All-Star. He helped Michigan reach the Final Four in 1992 and 1993 as a member of the Fab Five before being selected No. The five-time NBA All-Star played one season with the Pistons in 2006-07 before retiring in 2008 with Golden State. The other finalists are Bill Russell (coach), Rick Adleman (coach), Marianne Stanley (coach), Leta Andrews (coach), Michael Cooper, Yolanda Griffith, Lauren Jackson, and Marques Johnson.mlive.com
Chris Webber thinks Detroit Pistons rebuild is ‘tough task,’ but backs Troy Weaver
NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. DETROIT – Detroit native and NBA analyst Chris Webber thinks the Detroit Pistons’ rebuilding process will be a “tough task,” but complimented new general manager Troy Weaver. “I think it’s going to be a tough task, and I believe he has his heart into it,” Webber said. Webber said he’s glad the team moved to Downtown Detroit and hopes they interact with the community where he grew up. As for the rest of the NBA, he thinks this year’s title goes through the defending champs.
Chris Webber on Michigan basketball: Big Ten title race, recruiting, NBA prospects, 2-week shutdown
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Former Michigan basketball star Chris Webber spoke to Local 4 about his friend Juwan Howard’s current team. “I’ve watched closely every game,” Webber said. “I really like the heart of our team,” Webber said. (2021 Getty Images)College basketball experts around the sport have started to notice Michigan, and Webber thinks the team could beat anybody. “Well, one, because of his work ethic, his knowledge of the game,” Webber said.
FanDuel’s ‘Spread the Love’: Detroit bettors can cash in on 100-point spread vs. Lakers
DETROIT – As long as the Detroit Pistons don’t lose to the Los Angeles Lakers by 100 or more points, bettors in the area can cash in on a bet of up to $50 as part of FanDuel’s “Spread the Love” campaign. In honor of the Detroit area code, for every 313 users who bet on the Pistons to cover the spread against the Lakers on Thursday night, FanDuel is adding an extra point to the spread. 🚨 Spread The Love 🚨MICHIGAN - It's time to #SpreadTheLove! FanDuel is grading everyone who bets on the Pistons to cover the spread credit for the final number. The “Spread the Love” event could have a potential payout of -110 odds.
Former athletes, sports shows take lead on social justice
Former athletes have a pipeline to advance into sports media as commentators, and many popular shows feature a Black man or woman as a host. Instead, it turned into a forum for players to express their feelings about racial and social issues after practice was canceled. Brown added that athletes who speak out need to be articulate, informed and mindful that their words have staying power. For Rose, the era of athletes sticking to sports is over in part because President Donald Trump hasnt been shy about criticizing NBA and NFL players who disagree with him. If hes acknowledging NFL players who are kneeling and he says, They deserve to be fired, that now becomes a sports topic.
Iconic March Madness Moments Must Include Webber TO
The most famous timeout called in the history of the NCAA Tournament has been variously called the biggest mistake, the biggest choke, the most embarrassing gaffe, all because that timeout didnt actually exist. Every year there are crucial plays during the NCAA Tournament except this one, of course, with the event called off due to the coronavirus pandemic. It remains the biggest comeback in NCAA Tournament history. OTHER KEY MOMENTSThose moments are but an example of how key plays often go overlooked. Its all part of the madness of March, which basketball fans missed out on this year and are eagerly awaiting next.detroit.cbslocal.com
The Juwan Howard Era At Michigan Kicks Off With A Win
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) Juwan Howard felt plenty of support at his first game as Michigans coach. Jon Teske had 17 points and 13 rebounds, and the Wolverines held off Appalachian State 79-71. Howard was welcomed warmly by the home fans, and when Rose appeared on the screen, Howard took a moment to clap along with the crowd. Michigan led 67-37 with about 13 minutes remaining, then Appalachian State went on a 30-5 run. Michigan led 46-25 at halftime.detroit.cbslocal.com
Jalen Rose is clearly very excited about the Fab Five now that Michigan hired Juwan Howard
ANN ARBOR, Mich. The Michigan fan base is very excited about the hiring of Juwan Howard as the new head basketball coach. Former Fab Five members Juwan Howard, Jimmy King and Jalen Rose cheer for Michigan basketball against the Louisville Cardinals during the 2013 NCAA Men's Final Four Championship at the Georgia Dome on April 8, 2013, in Atlanta. @JalenRose says the hiring of Juwan Howard at Michigan will bring the Fab 5 back together. "You're telling me that the hiring of Juwan Howard is going to bring you and C-Webb together?" "It squashes any drama or any beef because we're not going to bring that to Ann Arbor's campus with Juwan Howard as our head coach," Rose said.
Sports MVP Bracket Spotlight: Chris Webber v. Anthony Carter
The West Region's 4-13 contest between Fab Five-era Michigan star Chris Webber and Wolverine football great Anthony Carter is a surprisingly competitive match-up. As a freshman and a sophomore, he led Michigan to two NCAA finals. In his two years at Michigan, Webber averaged a double-double with 17.4 PPG and 10 RPG. More importantly, Carter led the Panthers to the 1983 USFL championship--Detroit's only pro football championship since the 1957 Lions. So what's your call, the pure basketball talent of Chris Webber or the championship legacy of Anthony Carter?