Jimmy King: Fab Five "Working Through Some Technicalities"

Chris Webber needs to make peace with his former teammates. Until then, King says, "we're in limbo"

Reiter Than You
April 02, 2018 - 8:22 pm

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Michigan head coach John Beilein believes that the university will eventually honor the famed “Fab Five,” which remains one of the most iconic teams in college basketball history. 

Indeed, Chris Webber, Jalen Rose, Juwan Howard, Ray Jackson and Jimmy King took the sport by storm in the early 1990s, advancing to back-to-back national title games. Although Michigan lost both games – to Duke and North Carolina, respectively – the Fab Five left an indelible mark on college basketball.

And Beilein believes they should be honored. 

“It’s something that’s going to be done,” King said on Reiter Than You. “We will have it done, and we will do it soon. However, we are working through some technicalities that just have to happen first. That’s all.”

Some of those “technicalities” may pertain to Webber, who has reportedly been odds with multiple members of the Fab Five for years. In 2002, news surfaced that former booster Ed Martin paid several players, including Webber, while he was in college. As a result, Michigan vacated both Fab Five Final Four appearances.

While the wins may have been vacated, the Fab Five’s legacy remains. Their bond, however, is not what it once was. 

“We just got to work through it,” King said. “That’s all. We just got to work through and talk through it whenever Chris is able to come to terms and be able to speak with us about what’s going on. We welcome that. Until then, we’re in limbo."