On Wednesday, Webber appeared on “The Dan Patrick” show to talk about all of it.
“I know that the ‘Fab Five’ documentary makes it seem like, ‘Oh, my God, I’m so scared to talk about it,’ ” Webber said of that timeout he tried to call against North Carolina way back when, adding he got over it a long time ago. “I’ve always tried to embrace it.”Patrick followed up by asking about “Fab Five,” the “30 for 30” film that Jalen Rose got together for ESPN. Webber was noticeably absent from that project.“I love the guys, but I just think there was so much missed there,” Webber said. “I think it was OK, except … I think it was … it looked like … it looked like, you know, what happens, a lot of people, after they retire or when they’re looking for a job or when they want to be relevant, they go back in time and kind of make sure their importance is really known.“My thing is it’s always been about us five. So when one guy has a million highlights of himself, as if he was the leading scorer and all the stories are like embellished, it’s just a little hard for me. But I think it was entertaining, there was a lot of truth in it. I think it was definitely good, it was OK. …“I made an agreement when I joined the Fab Five not to be above the group. I have stayed consistently as a member, no one’s above the other. It’s just disheartening when you pay attention to those rules for 20-plus years, and somebody wants to be Hollywood and make it about them …”
Webber also said he initially agreed to be in the documentary but backed out after being told shooting would wrap up in a week, giving him insufficient time to prepare. Jimmy King, another Fab Five member, called that assertion “a flat-out lie.”
Rose had some comments of his own in an interview Wednesday with Larry Brown Sports. He pulled no punches:
“One dude traveled then called timeout. One dude lied to grand jury and hasn’t apologized. One dude tried to circumvent the documentary to HBO. One dude ignored multiple requests from everyone involved after agreeing to participate. One dude played like (President) Obama and sat in a suite during Michigan’s recent title game. One dude slandered Ed Martin after all he did for him and his family. One dude is not in contact with the other four (which is all good). One dude has been doing a rebuttal doc for four years. One dude clearly is delusional and still in denial,” Rose said of Webber in messages to Larry Brown Sports.“Congrats on your amazing success! Respect had no price. Man up.”
Hmm, this beef doesn’t seem to be ending anyone soon. I think I’ve found someone who could mediate with an enthusiasm unknown to mankind.