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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Comments • 2 186

  • wira sagala
    wira sagala  10 minutes back

    Came here bcause of the draymond timeout in game 6

    • Randy
      Randy  3 hours back

      TLDR: Jalen Rose, the third best member of the Fab Five, is still butthurt and whining over a time-out that happend 26 years ago when Webber was a 20 year-old, SMDH.

      • Sena Kashiwazaki
        Sena Kashiwazaki  1 days back

        Absolutely love all your stuff. Surprised you haven’t done a deep rewind on the Webber timeout. I’d love to see that.

        • Kigama
          Kigama  2 days back

          Rose low key.

          • One-Eye
            One-Eye  2 days back

            Apparently the beef has been quashed, with Juwan Howard's signing as Michigan State's head coach being a huge step towards recovering the relationship between the college and the Fab Five..

            All we need is the public reunion to make it official.

            • One-Eye
              One-Eye  2 days back

              @Tyler Gordon Okay.

            • Tyler Gordon
              Tyler Gordon  2 days back

              One-Eye you mean Michigan? Not Michigan state

          • Jean Gentry
            Jean Gentry  3 days back

            Reggie is so uncomfortable during that Dan Patrick interview...

            • JB Fox
              JB Fox  4 days back

              That was simply a perfect encapsulation of the nature of the beef that most of us basketball fans didn't even fully understand. It's all personality driven and these two brothers should take the example of Magic and Isiah and squash the beef publicly.

              • I Said What I Said
                I Said What I Said  5 days back

                Jalen seems like that type so I’m with C-Webb on this.

                • unspokenrespect
                  unspokenrespect  5 days back

                  They both are GREAT analyst. Webber really impresses me.

                  • JL
                    JL  5 days back

                    Colin Cowherd vs marriages please

                    • Rory
                      Rory  5 days back

                      Jalen's ridden this story to the top of espn, wonder if he can keep it alive to keep himself relevant.

                      • RobinHoodGuy
                        RobinHoodGuy  5 days back

                        So fast five banners are still down huh.. That's crazy.

                        • ChristineCAlb1
                          ChristineCAlb1  5 days back

                          Ouch! That’s pretty heavy. I’ve always said that Webber was going to carry that “Time Out” to his grave. Hope both men are able to sort this out.

                          • Dave Kirst
                            Dave Kirst  7 days back

                            Fab Five were all scumbags and crooks

                            • Vance Hill
                              Vance Hill  1 weeks back


                              • Toronto Rap Critic
                                Toronto Rap Critic  1 weeks back

                                Jalen and Chris are good friends. Its just a matter of time before they reconnect. Bonds like that never die. Watch these two geniuses turn something negative into something positive....for the culture.

                                • Justin Coleman
                                  Justin Coleman  1 weeks back

                                  Lost me at capitalism

                                  • Albert Sosa
                                    Albert Sosa  1 weeks back

                                    Please do Lavar Ball vs the toothbrush.

                                  • dawgpound 4life
                                    dawgpound 4life  1 weeks back

                                    Unfortunately Webber is the downfall of the FAB 5 era . I then became after seeing my 1st osu football and basketball game

                                    • Sean M
                                      Sean M  1 weeks back

                                      Why did they have a center bring to ball up the court?

                                      • Jarrod VanHorn
                                        Jarrod VanHorn  1 weeks back

                                        Well "They" didn't have him bring it up the court, C-Webb had a brain freeze after he almost (cough) traveled and simply missed the open outlet pass to Rose because of it....and the rest as they say is history.

                                    • Sam Scharp
                                      Sam Scharp  1 weeks back

                                      Jalen Rose has always irritated me. Just the way he talks and his arrogance. He needs to move the hell on from Chris Webber, It sounds like he is jealous and obsessed with him.

                                      • Lords of October Official

                                        Great video. You sound almost exactly like Bill Simmons, btw.

                                        • rhard007
                                          rhard007  1 weeks back

                                          Chis and Jalen both need to stop acting like little girls fighting over a boy. Grow the hell up guys .. Chris you F'k up, admit it .. Jalen, it's time to shut your mouth and stop acting like you are the spokes person for the Fab 5.

                                          • Jay Sha
                                            Jay Sha  2 weeks back

                                            89 UNLV Would Destroy the Overhyped Fab 5

                                            • Thrilla from Manila
                                              Thrilla from Manila  2 weeks back

                                     know its real when Reggie Miller's face sitting next to CWebb looks just like that Stephen A. Smith meme going around right now.

                                              • EntreproJodie Love
                                                EntreproJodie Love  2 weeks back

                                                I lost so much respect for Chris Webber. Like a damn female that cant get over...bad look Chris

                                                • Kee-pyor Myndopen
                                                  Kee-pyor Myndopen  2 weeks back

                                                  I don’t get it. What did Chris Weber do at Michigan? Take money to play there?

                                                  • Hal Jordan
                                                    Hal Jordan  2 weeks back

                                                    Jalen had a shitty career. That’s the truth, he was a nobody

                                                    • airving
                                                      airving  2 weeks back

                                                      Webber is a phony person. Just listen to his color commentary. He always suck up to the refs and believe they are always right. Other color commentary analyst always tell the game with their own opinion. Webber has no stance with the calls of the game. Very very sad. He has a problem of being honest and real. Just fess up and tell the mistakes, it doesn't make you weak it makes you a man.

                                                      • Gabriel Ward
                                                        Gabriel Ward  2 weeks back

                                                        15:23 maybe it’ll take Juwan Howard becoming the Michigan coach

                                                        • Gregor Collins
                                                          Gregor Collins  2 weeks back

                                                          Not a lot of comments about the incredible and inspiring (and accurate) writing and storytelling that went into this piece. Really nice work, Seth and Ryan.

                                                          • Sean Hackney
                                                            Sean Hackney  2 weeks back

                                                            Ed Martin was never a Michigan Booster. Anyone who thinks so doesn't know what a booster is.

                                                            • One-Eye
                                                              One-Eye  2 days back

                                                              True. But boosters wouldn't be a problem at all if the NCAA weren't such corrupt scumbags.

                                                          • HustlerKid
                                                            HustlerKid  2 weeks back

                                                            i wonder why jalen rose aint in nab 2k? he should let 2k buy the rights for him

                                                            • HubbaBubba Bear
                                                              HubbaBubba Bear  2 weeks back

                                                              Sounds like a young Bill Simmons

                                                              • Peter Ye
                                                                Peter Ye  2 weeks back

                                                                13:56 Reggie's face says it all. Own up CWeb, we still love you.

                                                                • chrisguy9017
                                                                  chrisguy9017  2 weeks back

                                                                  Jalen is using cweb for his own fame.

                                                                  • Alonzo X
                                                                    Alonzo X  2 weeks back

                                                                    Still not whole

                                                                    • Marcus Crowley
                                                                      Marcus Crowley  2 weeks back

                                                                      13:29 Reggie trying to look invisible.

                                                                      • Yami Yamz
                                                                        Yami Yamz  2 weeks back

                                                                        Jaylen seems like a snitch and the only one hanging Webber out to dry in multiple formats. Jeez let it rest

                                                                        • Kha'lil Smith
                                                                          Kha'lil Smith  2 weeks back

                                                                          they never won in college or nba who cares

                                                                        • Pauline James
                                                                          Pauline James  2 weeks back

                                                                          Chris webber is KD father he threw that game

                                                                          • John Wilson
                                                                            John Wilson  2 weeks back

                                                                            Time Out

                                                                            • Ifeanyi  Agwunobi
                                                                              Ifeanyi Agwunobi  2 weeks back

                                                                              Scottie Pippen vs. Charles Barkley!!!!

                                                                              • John Farrell
                                                                                John Farrell  2 weeks back

                                                                                16+ minutes that will never be recovered.

                                                                                • goldenkingstoys
                                                                                  goldenkingstoys  2 weeks back

                                                                                  They both probably have lied to some extent i think jalen was wrong by making it public

                                                                                  • Touchdown Taylor
                                                                                    Touchdown Taylor  2 weeks back

                                                                                    It has to be deeper than that.

                                                                                    • don brassco
                                                                                      don brassco  2 weeks back

                                                                                      Back To Back😊# Coach Should Have Put A Play Together😈

                                                                                    • Richard Ashianor
                                                                                      Richard Ashianor  2 weeks back

                                                                                      What’s sad is that it may take something huge to even bring them to an understanding. It may be Michigan acknowledging their accomplishments, if only by a mention.

                                                                                      The much more bleak scenario is a tragedy. I hope they reconcile while their coach is there to be a part.