It’s tough for a kid to hear their parents argue, heartbreaking when they find out their parents are separating but the worst feeling is when you think they hate each other so much that they will never ever get back together again. As a Fab-Five fanatic, I’m feeling like that kid after hearing the latest words being exchanged by Chris Webber and Jalen Rose over the Fab-Five 30 for 30 documentary that Webber was not involved in.
“I love the guys, I think there’s so much missed in there,” said Webber about the 30 for 30 film on the Dan Patrick Show. “But I think it was OK except I think it was … it looked like you know what happens a lot of people after they retire or when they’re looking for a job or 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.”
When hearing what Webber had to say, Jalen Rose, an ESPN employee and executive producer on the film, fired back at his former teammate.
“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.
“Congrats on your amazing success! Respect had no price. Man up.”
Here’s the tough part where the kid has to decide which side he wants to live with. He loves them both but at the moment is angry and sad at how everything is going down between his two idols who look like they want nothing to do with each other.