Chris Webber’s ongoing beef with Jalen Rose has kept Michigan’s legendary “Fab Five” from reuniting

  • Published: 06 April 2019
  • Chris Webber and Jalen Rose were recruiting rivals growing up in Detroit, but that didn't stop them from being close friends. They were so close, in fact, that Rose followed Webber to the University of Michigan, joining a legendary 1991 recruiting class that came to be known as "The Fab Five." Those five guys revolutionized college basketball and won a whole lot of games, but lost both their trips to the NCAA Final. The second of those losses came after Webber's infamous timeout call. And all those wins? They've been vacated because of a sprawling scandal that included a booster, a gambling ring, and payouts to a number of Wolverines players, including Webber.

    So the "Fab Five" legacy is complicated, in large part because of Webber's mistakes. And that fact has fueled decades of beef between the former best friends. Webber has come across as sensitive and standoffish about his past, while Rose has perhaps been too aggressive in pushing Webber to apologize for his past. This beef between them has showed in TV programs, documentaries, and books, and it's only gotten worse.

    This episode of Beef History tells the tale of a friendship turned feud, with the hope that airing things out might help put the "Fab Five" and their legacy back where they ought to be: together, and prominent in Michigan history.

    Written and produced by Seth Rosenthal
    Shot and edited by Ryan Simmons

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  • Micheal Waithe
    Micheal Waithe  13 hours back

    Jalen was Trash though

    • Timeoftroubles
      Timeoftroubles  1 days back

      Don’t these player/athletes understand that the hundreds of millions of dollars which they generate for the universities and the NCAA is off limits to the actual talent?

      The NCAA is a scam and elite players should skip college altogether and go directly to the NBA, the D-league, or Europe

      • Matthew Tyler
        Matthew Tyler  3 days back

        NFL VS KAP

        • Matthew Tyler
          Matthew Tyler  3 days back


          • Matthew Tyler
            Matthew Tyler  3 days back


            • Matthew Tyler
              Matthew Tyler  3 days back

              ESHAM VS EMINEM

              • Matthew Tyler
                Matthew Tyler  3 days back


                • Benny Blanco
                  Benny Blanco  3 days back

                  Jalen has sold out. He used to try to act like a goon, now he wear turtle necks and spectacles on live TV lookin like the black Steve jobbs

                  • Robert  bishop
                    Robert bishop  4 days back

                    Ultimately Chris only cared about Chris. He never cared about how what he did affected his team mates and the school. I think that unless he sincerely apologizes he should be banned for life from Michigan.

                    • larookat
                      larookat  5 days back

                      They’re both annoying sometimes, but history has shown cWebb is the least honest. I wouldn’t expect whole truths to come out of any of Webber’s books.

                      • Patrick Sale
                        Patrick Sale  5 days back

                        Never knew this was going on.. great video

                        • GOD FAMILY MONEY
                          GOD FAMILY MONEY  6 days back

                          Chris Webber...🤕


                          • Milton Butler
                            Milton Butler  1 weeks back


                            • JägermeisterCGN
                              JägermeisterCGN  1 weeks back

                              Steven A. Smith and Skip Bayless against proper sport journalism.

                              • Why Bee McNoMistake
                                Why Bee McNoMistake  1 weeks back

                                Rose milked the Sh** out of this beef. I'm sure that he's got a huge merch of " Time out", " One dude" and "I'm not elated by this news".

                                • Michael Stone
                                  Michael Stone  1 weeks back

                                  Jalen has made a living of off this beef, used it to enrich himself

                                  • Tevarus Henson
                                    Tevarus Henson  1 weeks back

                                    Jalen rose is a robot, look it up ppl

                                    • S P
                                      S P  2 weeks back

                                      It's over Jalen, Chris had a long and productive career battling the Lakers year in, year out and made early mistakes that he paid for. I like Jalen a lot, but clearly he has a stake in the Fab 5 and it sort of comes off like he's just trying to unite the fab 5 just to get Jimmy King and Ray Jackson a quick paycheck signing lithographs at local sports conventions.

                                      • Gunnler
                                        Gunnler  2 weeks back

                                        Rose looks like Craig’s cousin

                                        • Greg Gentile
                                          Greg Gentile  2 weeks back

                                          Rose is soooooooo jealous of weber

                                        • chad casimire
                                          chad casimire  2 weeks back

                                          As an avid hoops fan I hate seeing them like this, man I damn near cried real tears when they loss TOGETHER, time to man up and shut this foolishness down. The guys are too old for this, time to have the 5 together and squash this. I kinda feel like a child who’s parents are going through a divorce with this situation, I just want them to be good/solid.

                                          • Eric Thompson
                                            Eric Thompson  2 weeks back

                                            I hated playing superfriends we beat them twice we lost 6 times Saginaw pride

                                            • TONEakaSHOW
                                              TONEakaSHOW  2 weeks back

                                              Can you do Seahawks vs 4th and 1 on the goal line .....
                                              We all want to know what Pete was thinking

                                              • NorthStark 76
                                                NorthStark 76  2 weeks back

                                                The time-out has nothing to do w it. Rose is a straight up dude. Webber threw Ed Martin under the bus and lied...and lied...and lied. If he woulda come clean and not MF’d Martin, they would still be friends. UofM loves Jalen.

                                                • Sprax
                                                  Sprax  2 weeks back

                                                  Chris Webber should of just told the truth, especially if he knew dude well before going to college. NCAA can’t do a thing about it.

                                                  • MrBeetruex
                                                    MrBeetruex  2 weeks back

                                                    Choshi DOYO... World's DUMBEST Generation aka "Second Cultural Dark AGE" SB Nation??? Never heard of "YOU".... Ever heard of Every UNIVERSITY in the U.S. Profiting from what??? Normal - working class people and beyond trying to get AN Education... Bend OVER Little BOYS with your Cell Phone's and 30 second attention SPANS!!! I HATE you Little $hits walking around PIMPING anything to GET a Juicy Story and MILK it to DEATH!! It's NOT Complicated @ ALL Junior. Sayonara Frat BOYs....

                                                    • RG
                                                      RG  2 weeks back

                                                      Ugh your silly attempts at making political points you don't even understand make these videos worse than they should be.
                                                      They didn't make a point about capitalism at all, just ask them. Their point was, they were being exploited by an organization that profited off them, but wouldn't allow them to make any money. That's not capitalism at all, it's just exploitation.

                                                      • Face Man
                                                        Face Man  2 weeks back

                                                        Your beef 🥩 videos are amazing

                                                        • X13
                                                          X13  3 weeks back

                                                          Jalen Rose is nothing compared to Chris Weber

                                                          • Blair Rich
                                                            Blair Rich  3 weeks back

                                                            If it was private and ethier one offers reconciliation (the olive branch) privately not so publicly then maybe the other will see its sincere.
                                                            But right now they fueding to see who's right and make the other look like a fool with the ol' i told you so bc im better.
                                                            Imo "petty" lifes too short.

                                                            • Bonita Applebum
                                                              Bonita Applebum  3 weeks back

                                                              Bill Russell vs the celtics

                                                              • Bonita Applebum
                                                                Bonita Applebum  3 weeks back

                                                                It’s been decades and it’s still too soon for the Weber time out 😔

                                                                • guy kalchik
                                                                  guy kalchik  3 weeks back

                                                                  Seems rather dismissive of 600K, I can see 5, 10 or even 50K, but 600K over a couple years in 93?

                                                                  • Josh Lewis
                                                                    Josh Lewis  2 weeks back

                                                                    All you need to know about webb right there

                                                                • Misteriosi81
                                                                  Misteriosi81  3 weeks back

                                                                  Andrew Luck vs the fans

                                                                  • mskidi
                                                                    mskidi  3 weeks back

                                                                    Lebron vs Male Pattern Baldness

                                                                    • M.S. Davis
                                                                      M.S. Davis  3 weeks back

                                                                      So if they would have won a championship, it wouldn't matter since those wins are now vacated.

                                                                      • Carlton Banks
                                                                        Carlton Banks  3 weeks back

                                                                        Seems like they been "beefin" as long as 50 and Ja...

                                                                        • AxelLaw
                                                                          AxelLaw  3 weeks back

                                                                          "I am elated by this news"
                                                                          Sorry, Jalen, still sounds like trolling.

                                                                          • Diego Fianza
                                                                            Diego Fianza  3 weeks back

                                                                            You totally missed Webber’s Golden State debacle with the head coach, Don Nelson. BTW, Webber never truly shined as a player regardless of his stats because he never played to his potential. A 6’9 250 point/power forward should have sacked the NBA.

                                                                            • Ben Riseman
                                                                              Ben Riseman  4 weeks back

                                                                              Ray Allen vs the rest of the 08 Celtics

                                                                              • DIVAD291
                                                                                DIVAD291  4 weeks back

                                                                                The system is fair. They are playing for an opportunity to make millions of dollars that in itself is worth quite a lot of money. Plus the advantage of discouraging kids from pursuing sports as a career is worth any amount of illegal things that the system might encourage.

                                                                                • Rob D
                                                                                  Rob D  4 weeks back

                                                                                  Damn, Rob Pelinka be in the middle of everything lol.

                                                                                  • QUENTIN30 CDUB
                                                                                    QUENTIN30 CDUB  4 weeks back

                                                                                    Next. The Whopper vs the Big Mac

                                                                                    • DINO
                                                                                      DINO  4 weeks back

                                                                                      kobe vs shaq !!!!!!!!!!!

                                                                                      • Joshua Ohale
                                                                                        Joshua Ohale  4 weeks back

                                                                                        Rose is a jealous sucka.

                                                                                        • The Human Highlight Film
                                                                                          The Human Highlight Film  1 months back

                                                                                          Westbrook vs Durant please

                                                                                          • Robby Shutler
                                                                                            Robby Shutler  1 months back

                                                                                            MJ. Isiah Thomas

                                                                                            • ace94d
                                                                                              ace94d  1 months back

                                                                                              Is it just me or does Jalen sound like a robot at 14:25?