With 11 seconds left before game time and leading with 2 points but instead of holding the ball defensive pressure made Webber call for a time out. A costly call because there was no time out left for the Michigan Wolverines and eventually cost them their game.
Chris Webber ended his 15 year career in the NBA on March 27, 2008 a career full of promise but left us all hanging till the end.
We all remember Chris attempted block against Robert Horry in the game winning shot which ended Sacramento’s season and another frustration for CWeb… Although talent wise Webber is above average in that department. Playing in 5 different teams in the league Webber seemed to find his niche in the Sacramento Kings which he was given a fat contract worth 127 million. Led the Kings to a franchise record to 61-21 but a career ending injury made Webber missed the 03-04 season and was eventually traded to the Philadelphia 76ers.
His career was highlighted by bad decision and injuries. He was criticized for bad mouthing his former coach Don Nelson and didn’t want to go to Sacramento because it’s a loosing team and the infamous no show on the 76ers fan appreciation night game.
Off the court Webber have a lot of serious offenses including an illegal possession of marijuana, resisting arrest, assault and the controversial criminal contempt for lying about receiving money from Ed Martin.
The University of Michigan erased every record Webber has and was given a banned until 2012. He was disowned and forfeited all the games and achievements in which Webber was playing.
A resurrecting Webber made peace with Don Nelson and was signed as a free agent after Detroit waived him at the end of the 2007 season. Webber made some early signs of a comeback but as his mind move on his legs gave up prompting to end his career.
Chris Webber is always remembered. And while he fathoms and look back in his career he could see a lot of missed opportunities… he never made a career defining moment…
No it’s never too late and there’s always life after basketball. This is the time you give back what the community has given you it’s the time you make a difference and try to erase that bitter past.. This is the time you erase the Webber people remembers… A Chris Webber who made a timeout when everything else fails….
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