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Encyclopedia > Chris Webber
Chris Webber
Chris Webber (left) and fan
Position Power Forward/Center
Nickname C-Webb
League NBA
Height 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Weight 245 lb (111 kg)
Team Detroit Pistons
Nationality USA
Born March 1, 1973 (1973-03-01) (age 34)
Detroit, Michigan
College Michigan
Draft 1st overall, 1993
Orlando Magic
Pro career 1993–present
Former teams Golden State Warriors 1993–94
Washington Bullets/Wizards 1994–98
Sacramento Kings 1998–2005
Philadelphia 76ers 2005–07
Detroit Pistons 2007
Awards 1994 NBA Rookie of the Year
All-NBA First Team (2001), Second Team (1999, 2002, 2003), Third Team (2000)
5-time All-Star
All-American(1993)
National High School Player of the Year (1991)

Mayce Edward Christopher Webber III, better known as Chris Webber (born March 1, 1973, in Detroit, Michigan), is an American professional basketball player. He is a 5-time NBA All-Star, a former All-NBA First Teamer, a former NBA rebounding champion, a former NBA Rookie of the Year, and a former #1 overall NBA Draftee. As a collegian, he is a former NCAA Men's Basketball first team All-American and he is well remembered for his leadership of the University of Michigan Wolverines' 1991 incoming freshman class known as the Fab Five, composed of himself, Juwan Howard, Jalen Rose, Jimmy King, and Ray Jackson that reached the 1992 & 1993 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship games as both Freshmen and Sophomores, and his involvement in the scandal that led to forfeiting those games.[1] As a scholastic player he is a former National High School Basketball Player of the Year who led his high school to three Michigan State High School Basketball Championships. 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As of the 2007 off-season, Webber has hinted at retirement, but stated that the two teams he is interested in are the Detroit Pistons and the Dallas Mavericks. He stated that he is willing to re-sign with the Pistons for the 2007-08 NBA season, but if the Pistons don't make him an offer, he will be looking to the Mavericks for a new spotlight.[2] On July 10, Chris Webber had talked with the Mavericks' GM Donnie Nelson. The Detroit Pistons are a team in the National Basketball Association based in the Detroit metropolitan area. ... The Dallas Mavericks (also known as the Mavs) are an NBA basketball team based in Dallas, Texas. ... The 2007-08 NBA season is the 62nd season of the National Basketball Association. ... is the 191st day of the year (192nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Donnie Nelson is the General Manager and president of basketball operations for the Dallas Mavericks, an NBA team. ...

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High school career

Chris Webber prepped at Detroit Country Day School and at the time was the most recruited Michigan basketball player since Magic Johnson. Chris led Country Day to three MHSAA State championships. As a senior in high school Webber averaged 29.4 points and 13 rebounds per game. He was named Michigan's Mr. Basketball and the 1990-1991 National High School player of the year. Detroit Country Day School (also known as DCDS, DCD, or Country Day) is a private, secular school located in Beverly Hills, Michigan, northwest of Detroit. ... Earvin Johnson redirects here. ...


College career

After graduating from Detroit Country Day School (where his number, 44, is retired) and playing for the Yellow Jackets, he went to college at the University of Michigan for two years. While a Michigan Wolverine, Webber led the group known as the Fab Five, which included himself, Juwan Howard, Jalen Rose, Jimmy King, and Ray Jackson. This group, all of whom entered Michigan as freshmen in the fall of 1991, took the basketball team to the NCAA finals twice. The Fab Five, sporting long, baggy shorts and black shoes, became immensely popular as they were seen as bringing a hip hop flavor to the game. Four of the Fab Five (Webber, Rose, Howard, and King) made the NBA, and three of them (Webber, Rose and Howard) are still playing today. Detroit Country Day School (also known as DCDS, DCD, or Country Day) is a private, secular school located in Beverly Hills, Michigan, northwest of Detroit. ... The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (U of M, UM or simply Michigan) is a coeducational public research university in the state of Michigan, and one of the foremost universities in the United States. ... The University of Michigan features 24 varsity sports teams called the Wolverines, which compete in the NCAAs Division I and in the Big Ten Conference in all sports except mens ice hockey which competes in the NCAA D1 Central Collegiate Hockey Association. ... Juwan Antonio Howard (born February 7, 1973 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American professional basketball player in the NBA for the Minnesota Timberwolves. ... Jalen Anthony Rose (born January 30, 1973 in Detroit, Michigan) is an American professional basketball player of the National Basketball Association (NBA), currently with the Phoenix Suns. ... For the Emmerdale character, see Jimmy King (Emmerdale) Jimmy Hal King (born August 9, 1973 in [[South Bend, Indiana]]) is currently an NBDL basketball player playing for the Asheville Altitude and former NBA player. ... Ray Jackson was part of the famed University of Michigan Fab Five along with Jimmy King and current NBA players Chris Webber, Juwan Howard and Jalen Rose. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often pronounced N-C-Double-A or N-C-Two-A ) is a voluntary association of about 1,200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletic programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... Hip hop is a subculture, which is said to have begun with the work of DJ Kool Herc, Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five, and Afrika Bambaattaa. ...


On April 5, 1993, at Michigan's second consecutive NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship game, losing in their first appearance to Duke 71-51, Webber infamously called a time-out with 11 seconds left in the game when his team, down 73-71, did not have any remaining, resulting in a technical foul that effectively clinched the game for North Carolina. The game marked the end of Webber's acclaimed two year collegiate basketball career. In his second season, he was a first team All-American selection and a finalist for the John R. Wooden Award and Naismith College Player of the Year.[3] These awards and honors have been vacated due to University of Michigan and NCAA sanctions. is the 95th day of the year (96th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... The 1993 NCAA Mens Division I Basketball Tournament involved 64 schools playing in single-elimination play to determine the national champion of mens NCAA Division I college basketball. ... The distinctive Time Out logo, seen on all its publications Time Out is a publishing company based in London, England. ... In basketball, a technical foul is an infraction of the rules usually concerning unsportsmanlike non-contact behavior. ... The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is a public, coeducational, research university located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States. ... All-American, a Broadway musical with book by Mel Brooks, music by Charles Strouse, and lyrics by Lee Adams, opened in New York on March 19, 1962, and played 80 performances. ... The John R. Wooden Award is an award given annually to the most outstanding mens and womens college basketball players. ... The Naismith College Player of the Year award, named for basketball inventor James Naismith, is given annually by the Atlanta Tipoff Club to college basketballs top male and female player. ...


NBA career

Chris Webber was selected by the Orlando Magic with the first pick of the 1993 NBA Draft, becoming the first sophomore since Magic Johnson to be a #1 overall draft pick.[3] The Magic immediately traded him to the Golden State Warriors in exchange for Anfernee Hardaway and three future first round draft picks. The Orlando Magic is a professional basketball team based in Orlando, Florida. ... The 1993 NBA Draft took place on 30 June 1993 in Auburn Hills, Michigan. ... Earvin Johnson redirects here. ... The Golden State Warriors are a professional basketball team based in Oakland, California. ... Anfernee Penny Hardaway (born July 18, 1971 in Memphis, Tennessee) is an American basketball player in the NBA for the New York Knicks. ...


Golden State Warriors

Webber had an outstanding first year, averaging 17.5 points and 9.1 rebounds per game and winning the NBA Rookie of the Year Award. He was instrumental in leading the Warriors back into the playoffs. However, he had a long-standing conflict with his coach, Don Nelson. Nelson wanted to make Webber primarily a post player, despite Webber's superb passing ability and good ball handling skills for someone his size at 6'10" (2.08 m) tall. Webber also disliked playing a substantial amount of time at center, given Nelson's propensity towards smaller, faster line ups. In the 1994 off-season, the Warriors acquired Rony Seikaly so that Webber could play primarily at power forward, however the differences between Webber and Nelson were irreconcilable. Webber exercised a one-year escape clause in his contract, stating he had no intentions of returning to the Warriors. With little alternatives, Golden State agreed to a sign and trade deal, sending Chris Webber to the Washington Bullets (now the Wizards) for forward Tom Gugliotta and three first round draft picks. The National Basketball Associations Rookie of the Year Award, first given after the 1952-53 NBA season, is given to the top first-year player in the league. ... Current NBA Playoff logo. ... Donald Arvid Nelson (born May 15, 1940 in Muskegon, Michigan) is an NBA head coach. ... Ronald F. Seikaly (Arabic: ) is a Lebanese-American former basketball player. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Washington Bullets/Wizards

Webber was traded in his second year to the Washington Bullets, where he was reunited with his college teammate and friend, Juwan Howard. He spent the next three years with the Bullets (later renamed the Washington Wizards), although in the 1995-96 season injuries limited him to 15 games. Webber rebounded from the injury and was named to his first All-Star team in 1997. The same season, Webber led the Bullets into the playoffs for their first time in nine years, but they were swept by the Michael Jordan-led Chicago Bulls. By 1998, Webber had established himself as a great power forward, but his time in Washington had also worn out. The Washington Wizards are a professional basketball team based in Washington, D.C.. They play in the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... Juwan Antonio Howard (born February 7, 1973 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American professional basketball player in the NBA for the Minnesota Timberwolves. ... The 1995-96 NBA season was the 50th season of the National Basketball Association, although the league didnt celebrate this anniversary until the following season. ... The 1996-97 NBA season was the 51st season of the National Basketball Association. ... For other persons named Michael Jordan, see Michael Jordan (disambiguation). ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...


Sacramento Kings

On May 14, 1998, Webber was traded to the Sacramento Kings for Mitch Richmond and Otis Thorpe. Webber did not want to go to Sacramento, as they were a perennial losing team. Webber even states that he almost did not get on the plane that flew him from his Detroit home to Sacramento. His father convinced him otherwise. May 14 is the 134th day of the year (135th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... The Sacramento Kings are a professional basketball team based in Sacramento, California. ... Mitchell James (Mitch) Richmond (born June 30, 1965 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida) is a retired American basketball player in the National Basketball Association. ... Otis Henry Thorpe (born August 8, 1962 in Boynton Beach, Florida) is a former professional basketball player in the NBA. A graduate of Lake Worth High School, Thorpe was drafted by the Kansas City Kings as the ninth overall pick in the first round of the 1984 NBA Draft and... Sacramento redirects here. ... “Detroit” redirects here. ...


When Webber arrived, the Kings also signed center Vlade Divac and drafted point guard Jason Williams. In his first year with the Kings (the lockout-shortened 1998-99 season), Webber won the rebounding title averaging a league high 13.0 rebounds per game. In the same season, the Kings almost upset the veteran Utah Jazz, led by league MVP Karl Malone. In years to come, Webber and the Kings became arguably the most exciting team in the league, and also NBA title contenders. He 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. Webber peaked in the 2000-01 season where he averaged a career-high 27.1 points. He also averaged 11.1 rebounds and was 4th in MVP voting. Webber was an All-NBA player five years in a row as a Sacramento King (1999-2003), making the 1st team in 2001 for the only time in his career. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Vlade Divac (Serbian Cyrillic: Владе Дивац, pronounced ) (born February 3, 1968, in Prijepolje, Serbia) is a retired Serbian professional basketball player who spent most of his career in the United States NBA. At 71 he played at center and was known for his deft passing skills. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Utah Jazz is a professional basketball team based in Salt Lake City, Utah. ... The National Basketball Association first named a Most Valuable Player after the 1955-56 NBA season. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... The 1999-2000 NBA season was the 54th season of the National Basketball Association. ... The 2000-01 NBA season was the 55th season of the National Basketball Association. ... The 2000-01 NBA season was the 55th season of the National Basketball Association. ...


On July 27, 2001 Webber signed a $127 million, seven-year contract with the Kings. However, he drew controversy from Sacramento fans through his large salary, frequent injuries, and the team's overall good performance while he was on the bench. However, in 2002, Webber led the Kings to a franchise record 61-21. He also made his fourth All-Star team. and they made it to the Western Conference Finals, against the defending champion Los Angeles Lakers. The Kings put up a good fight against the Lakers, eventually bowing out in 7 games. Despite the disappointing result, the series was the high point of Webber's stint in Sacramento. is the 208th day of the year (209th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... The 2001-02 NBA season is the 56th season of the National Basketball Association. ... The Los Angeles Lakers are a National Basketball Association (NBA) team based in Los Angeles, California. ...


The next season, Webber put up another superb year, averaging 23 points and 11 rebounds per game. He was cited as a possible MVP candidate, and made his fifth consecutive All-Star team. In a bad sign of what was to come, Webber missed the All Star game with an injured knee. Nevertheless, he returned and the Kings were among the favorites to win the NBA Championship.


In the second game of the 2003 Western Conference Semifinals against the Dallas Mavericks, Webber suffered a career-threatening knee injury while running down the lane untouched that forced him to miss nearly a year of action. After microfracture surgery, he returned for the final 25 games of the 2003-04 season, but his athleticism, agility, and mobility had just started to get better. The 2002-03 NBA season is the 57th season of the National Basketball Association. ... The Dallas Mavericks (also known as the Mavs) are an NBA basketball team based in Dallas, Texas. ... Left knee-joint from behind, showing interior ligaments. ... The 2003-04 NBA season is the 58th season of the National Basketball Association. ...


Philadelphia 76ers

In February 2005, Webber, along with Michael Bradley and Matt Barnes, was traded to the Philadelphia 76ers for power forward Kenny Thomas, forward/center Brian Skinner, and well-known former King Corliss Williamson. Webber took some time to fit in with the 76ers offense, as he was a second scoring option for the first time in his career, playing alongside Allen Iverson. However, he did help catapult the Sixers to a berth in the 2005 playoffs, where the Sixers lost to the Detroit Pistons. However, they did not reach the playoffs in 2006, despite Webber putting up a resurgent 20 points and 10 rebounds per game. However with microfracture surgery on his knee, Webber lost his lateral quickness and jumping ability. While he still possessed offensive skills, he was seen as a defensive liability and was usually benched for the 4th quarters. This caused Webber to reportedly call for a trade.[4] Michael Thomas Bradley (born April 18, 1979, in Worcester, Massachusetts) is an American professional basketball player in the ACB league for the Bruesa GBC. He is a 6 ft 10 in (2. ... Matt Kelly Barnes (born March 9, 1980 in Santa Clara, California) is an American professional basketball player currently with the NBAs Golden State Warriors. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Kenny Thomas (born July 25, 1977 in Atlanta, Georgia) is an American basketball player. ... Brian Skinner (born May 19, 1976 in Temple, Texas) is an American professional basketball player who currently is a free agent after recently playing for the Milwaukee Bucks of the NBA. A 69, 265 lbs. ... Corliss Mondari Williamson (born on December 4, 1973 in Russellville, Arkansas) is a basketball player in the National Basketball Association. ... Allen Ezail Iverson (born June 7, 1975, in Hampton, Virginia[1]), nicknamed A.I. and The Answer, is an American professional basketball player for the Denver Nuggets of the National Basketball Association. ... The 2005 NBA Playoffs was the postseason of the National Basketball Associations 2004-2005 season. ... The Detroit Pistons are a team in the National Basketball Association based in the Detroit metropolitan area. ... Left knee-joint from behind, showing interior ligaments. ...


On Tuesday, April 18, 2006, Webber and Iverson were fined for not showing up at the Philadelphia 76ers final home game of the season, which was Fan Appreciation Night, although both of them were injured and not expected to play.[5] The following day they both apologized for being absent.[6] is the 108th day of the year (109th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The 2005-06 NBA season was the 60th season of the National Basketball Association. ...


During the 2006-07 season Webber only played 18 of 35 games for the Sixers leading the media to question his motivation. On January 11, 2007 Sixers GM Billy King announced that the Sixers and Webber had agreed to a reported $25 million contract buyout on the remaining two years left on his contract, in effect paying him not to play. Later that day, the Sixers waived Webber, making him a free agent. is the 11th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...


Detroit Pistons

On 16 January 2007, Chris Webber signed with the Detroit Pistons. He has stated throughout his career that he always wanted to play for the Pistons. His usual number 4 had been retired in honor of Joe Dumars, so Webber donned the number 84, because his nephew had a dream of him making a buzzer beater with that number on. The Pistons were a much improved basketball team after Webber's acquisition, improving their record in the Eastern Conference and solidifying the first seed in the East. Webber's play resembled that of a crafty veteran, favoring his passing prowess and low post moves. However, the Eastern Conference favorites failed to advance to the finals after losing to the Cleveland Cavaliers in six games in the Eastern Conference Finals, leaving Chris Webber short of an NBA Finals appearance yet again. Indeed, Webber performed well in the 2007 NBA Playoffs despite receiving limited minutes, most noticeably in the fourth quarter of key games. Webber still managed to average 10 points and 6 rebounds per game in the playoffs and shot an impressive 52.4% from the field. His efforts were highlighted by a game 5 performance in the Eastern Conference Finals in which Webber scored 20 points (including 5 points in the double overtime period) on 9 of 13 shooting and grabbed 7 boards. Nevertheless, Detroit still lost what turned out to be the key game in the series in double overtime. is the 16th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... The Detroit Pistons are a team in the National Basketball Association based in the Detroit metropolitan area. ... Joe Dumars (born May 24, 1963 in Shreveport, Louisiana) is the Detroit Pistons President of Basketball Operations and a former NBA basketball player. ... The Cleveland Cavaliers (also known as the Cavs) are a professional basketball team based in Cleveland, Ohio. ... The 2007 NBA Playoffs was the postseason to the National Basketball Associations 2006-2007 season. ...


Legal trouble

In 1998, Webber was arrested and charged with second-degree assault, resisting arrest, possession of marijuana, driving under the influence of marijuana and five other traffic-related violations after being pulled over for speeding on the way to the practice center at the MCI Center in downtown Washington, D.C. Webber was eventually acquitted by a jury of the assault, resisting arrest, possession of marijuana and driving under the influence charges, and paid $560 in fines for lesser violations (Washington Post, Dec 3, 1998[1]). Cannabis, also known as marijuana[1] or ganja,[2] is a psychoactive product of the plant Cannabis sativa L. subsp. ... The MCI Center, view to the southeast across 7th St. ...


Later in 1998 during the off-season, while leaving Puerto Rico on a promotional tour for Fila sneakers, Webber paid a $500 fine after U.S. Customs found marijuana in his bag. Soon after Fila dropped Webber as an endorser. Webber sued Fila for wrongful dismissal, but the case was thrown out of court. Fila is an Italian sportswear manufacturing company, founded in 1911. ... The United States Customs Service (now known as U.S. Customs and Border Protection or CBP) was the portion of the US Federal Government dedicated to keeping illegal products outside of US borders. ...


In 2002, Webber was charged for lying to a grand jury as part of a larger investigation of a numbers gambling operation, run by Ed Martin, a booster of the University of Michigan basketball program, in Ford Motor Company plants in the Detroit area. The investigation, originally focused on the numbers operation and tax evasion, soon widened to include the University of Michigan basketball program. Martin was convicted on counts of tax evasion and robbery was scheduled to testify on the financial connections between himself and Webber at a sentencing hearing, but died of a heart attack before the hearing. The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (U of M, UM or simply Michigan) is a coeducational public research university in the state of Michigan, and one of the foremost universities in the United States. ...


As a result of evidence admitted during the course of Martin's trial, Webber pled guilty to one count of criminal contempt for lying about his role in a scandal in which four players, including himself, were found to have been accepting money and prostitutes well before they came to Michigan. Martin had been paying Webber since the 8th grade. He 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." [2]. Webber has since charged Martin with "raping" him and other youngsters. Contempt of court is a court ruling which, in the context of a court trial or hearing, deems an individual as holding contempt for the court, its process, and its invested powers. ...


Due to concerns that Webber's amateur status had been compromised, Michigan forfeited its victory in the 1992 Final Four over Cincinnati, as well as its runner-up status in the 1992 tourney. Michigan also forfeited the entire 1992-93 season, removed the 1992 and 1993 Final Four banners from the Crisler Arena rafters, and deleted Webber's records from its record book. The NCAA also ordered Michigan to disassociate itself from Webber until 2012. Webber later called Michigan's decision "hurtful" because he and his Fab Five teammates "gave everything to Michigan" while they played there. Crisler Arena, in Ann Arbor, Michigan, is the home arena of the mens and womens basketball teams of the University of Michigan. ...


After Webber's plea, the Michigan State High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) recommended that Detroit Country Day forfeit all games in which Webber appeared (including three state championships), since according to his own admission, Webber had been accepting money from Martin since junior high school. The school conducted its own investigation, and called a press conference to announce it had found "no credible evidence" that Webber had accepted "substantial" amounts of cash from Martin while in high school, and therefore refused to forfeit any games. The MHSAA claimed it had no legal authority to force the games to be forfeited.


Webber was suspended by the NBA for a total of eight games—five for an unnamed violation of the league substance abuse policies and three for lying to the grand jury. Webber received the suspensions once he recovered from an injury that kept him out for half of the 2003-04 season.


Legacy

In spite of his talent, Webber has yet to lead a team to an NBA ring. At age 34, and with the 2003 injury that took most of his athleticism, the closest he has been to a title was in 2002, when the Lakers defeated the Kings in the Western Conference Finals in seven games. Injury plagued and seemingly always on the wrong side of luck, Webber has been considered by some to be "cursed" and his inability to win the big games has been prevalent since his final game at Michigan.


However, Webber has always put up big numbers (he averages 20.9 points, 9.8 rebounds, and 4.3 assists for his whole career.) and will likely be a strong candidate for the Hall of Fame after his career is over. He is widely regarded as perhaps the greatest passing power forward of all time and has generally made the teams he played for better. The Golden State Warriors did not make the playoffs during the first 12 years after they traded Webber, and Webber led Washington to their first playoffs since 1989 in 1997. They would not reach the playoffs again until 2005, 7 years after trading Webber. Prior to Webber's arrival in 1998, the Kings made the playoffs only twice (1985 and 1996) since they moved to Sacramento from Kansas City in 1985. Nickname: Location in Jackson, Clay, Platte, and Cass Counties in the state of Missouri. ...


Webber was ranked # 64 in SLAM Magazine's Top 75 NBA Players of all time in 2003. The first issue of SLAM, featuring cover athlete Larry Johnson. ...


African American artifacts

Chris Webber has a personal collection of African American artifacts which he began collecting in 1994. As soon as he entered the NBA, he started researching on how to collect artifacts. He began by contacting a broker in Washington and purchasing two slave records. Webber believes that these artifacts are a reflection of his beliefs and aspirations. He initially collected them as encouragements to face life obstacles. However, he had no intentions on exhibiting them until the growth of his collection prompted additional storage. His collection includes an original 1901 publication of an autobiography by Booker T. Washington, various documents, letters, and postcards signed by Frederick Douglass, Martin Luther King Jr., and Malcolm X. When not on public exhibit, the artifacts are stored at the Sacramento Public Library's Archival Vault. In previous years the Chris Webber Collection has previously been featured in Crocker Art Museum and Wayne State University. More detailed information can be found on his official website.[7] Booker Taliaferro Washington (April 5, 1856 – November 14, 1915) was an American educator, author and leader of the African American community. ... Frederick Douglass, ca. ... Martin Luther King, Jr. ... Malcolm X, born Malcolm Little, also known as Detroit Red and Al-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz (Omaha, Nebraska, May 19, 1925 – February 21, 1965 in New York City) was a Muslim Minister and National Spokesman for the Nation of Islam. ...


On June 28, 2007, Webber unveiled his collection of African American artifacts during the Celebrating Heritage Exhibition at Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit. During a news conference, Webber believed that children can learn from these artifacts, "Hopefully, when children see them they will see there is no excuse for us not to be successful. There's no excuse not to find something that you love to do. There's no excuse to not work hard at it."[8] is the 179th day of the year (180th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...


Charity

Webber is active in various charities and created The Timeout Foundation in 1993. The foundation's mission is to provide positive educational and recreational opportunities to youth. The foundation has provided academic scholarships, educational incentives, books, and various donations nationwide.[citation needed]


In 1999, 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. To date, over 3,000 youths and their families have attended a game through C-Webb's Crew.


Community awards Webber has won include the inaugural Sacramento Kings/Oscar Robertson Triple Double Award, which is annually awarded to a Kings player who exemplifies: team leadership, all-around game, and sportsmanship; the NBA Community Assist Award for his contributions in February 2003, and the Wish Maker of the Year in 2003 awarded by the Sacramento Chapter of the Make a Wish Foundation.


More recently, Webber held a celebrity weekend, Bada Bling!, at the Caesars Palace Hotel in Las Vegas. The event was held from July 28-July 30, 2006 and included a live auction and celebrity poker tournament. Many renowned NBA players participated including then-current and former teammates: Mike Bibby, Brad Miller, Andre Iguodala, Bobby Jackson, Kyle Korver, and his then-current coach, Maurice Cheeks. Other notable participants included Charles Barkley, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Gary Payton, Kenny Smith, Moses Malone, and Stephon Marbury. Numerous entertainers attended as well such as Nas and Common. All of the proceeds were donated to The Timeout Foundation. Caesars Palace is a luxury hotel and casino located on the Las Vegas Strip in Las Vegas, Nevada. ... For other uses, see Las Vegas (disambiguation) and Vegas (disambiguation). ... is the 209th day of the year (210th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 211th day of the year (212th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Webber will be hosting his second annual Bada Bling charity weekend from July 20-July 22, 2007 at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas. Numerous celebrities and NBA players are expected to participate.[9] is the 201st day of the year (202nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 203rd day of the year (204th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...


Discography

Album Information
2 Much Drama

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Trivia

  • He can be seen at a high school all-American camp in the documentary film, Hoop Dreams.
  • He was featured on the reality TV show Hi-Jinks where he pranked several children into thinking they destroyed his NBA Rookie Of The Year trophy.
  • He is commonly nicknamed C-Webb, and is sometimes known as Spider and Hot Shot.
  • He has been best friends with former Fab Five teammate Jalen Rose since he was 11 years old
  • He once dated model Tyra Banks, who was often seen at Kings games.
  • He produced a song on the latest Nas album, Hip Hop Is Dead, which is called "Blunt Ashes".
  • He also produced the song "Surviving The Times" off of Nas' Greatist Hits album
  • He is mentioned in The Luniz song "Playa Hater"

Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... Hoop Dreams is a 1994 documentary film directed by Steve James. ... Hi-Jinks is a show on Nick At Nite about pranks on children, often featuring guest appearances by celebrities. ... The National Basketball Associations Rookie of the Year Award, first given after the 1952-53 NBA season, is given to the top first-year player in the league. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... For other uses, see Nas (disambiguation). ... Hip Hop Is Dead is a 2006 album by American hip-hop artist Nas that was released on December 19, 2006. ... The Luniz is a rap duo formed by rappers Yukmouth and Numskull. ...

Awards

  • 5 time All-Star
  • 5 times All-NBA — 2001 first team, 1999, 2002, & 2003 second team, 2000 third team
  • All Rookie NBA — 1994
  • 1994 NBA Rookie of the Year
  • 1990-1991 National High School player of the year
  • NCAA Men's Division I Basketball All-American 1993
  • NCAA All Tournament 1st Team (1992, 1993)
  • Retired Jerseys: #44 Detroit Country Day School
  • 1999 NBA rebounding champ (13.0 rpg)

Quotes

  • "You can do anything — that's the message I want to give. It's not about being a basketball player and it's not about being a doctor or being a lawyer. It's about finding something that you love to do, cultivate it, work hard at it and make a life better for you."[10]
  • "I'm not trying to win individual awards."
  • "In my house, if you got a B, it was, 'Why wasn't that an A? And if an A, why not an A-plus?"

Notes

  1. ^ http://www.umich.edu/~urecord/0102/Nov11_02/4.shtml
  2. ^ Stein, Marc. "Vegas news and notes: Changing of the guards", ESPN.com, July 10, 2007. Retrieved on 2007-07-11. 
  3. ^ a b Jindrick, Mike. The Under-Appreciated Scapegoat: Chris Webber. legalball.com. Retrieved on February 26, 2007.
  4. ^ http://msn.foxsports.com/nba/story/6180790?FSO1&ATT=HMA
  5. ^ http://www.tsn.ca/nba/news_story/?ID=163126
  6. ^ http://www.tsn.ca/nba/news_story/?ID=163245
  7. ^ http://www.crockerartmuseum.org/exhibitions/exhib_pages/Webber03.htm
  8. ^ http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070627/SPORTS03/706270401
  9. ^ http://www.cwebbsbadabling.com/
  10. ^ http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070627/SPORTS03/706270401

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Preceded by
Shaquille O'Neal
NBA first overall draft pick
1993 NBA Draft
Succeeded by
Glenn Robinson
Preceded by
Shaquille O'Neal
NBA Rookie of the Year
1994
Succeeded by
Grant Hill and Jason Kidd

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