Former Michigan basketball and Fab Five star Chris Webber is coming back to Ann Arbor. But former teammate Jalen Rose has his own opinions on that.
WATCH: Jalen Rose Responds to the Chris Webber of It All
Jalen Rose has been outspoken about how he would like Michigan to embrace its past.
The legendary Wolverines known as the Fab Five have been disgraced in the aftermath of the Ed Martin scandal, which saw a NCAA-bound sanction between the school and the group.
That ended some years ago, and it’s taken time before Rose and his compatriots would be involved again.
Yet, there was a familiar name missing: Chris Webber.
Even in the pre-30-for-30 ESPN Film on the Fab Five, Webber was notably absent. Since, Rose has re-emerged as a face for Michigan basketball, while Webber sat on the sidelines.
Then came the news that Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh invited Webber to be an honorary captain for a game in 2018. Webber told WTKA host Jamie Morris that he accepted, a move that was praised by basketball coach John Beilein.
Beilein was open about wanting to reunite the embattled former Wolverine with his Michigan family, and everything seemed to be moving in the right direction.
Webber appeared on Dan Patrick’s radio show this week to express his joy about the matter:
“There’s nothing I would want more than that,” Webber said when asked about his thoughts of reuniting with former teammates in Ann Arbor. “I think that we’re on the right path for that. I think there has to be conversation, organically. People were pushing it for money because of that (ESPN) doc, but you have to be sincere, address and then move forward because all the other stuff is still going to be there.
“For the fans, for myself, for my family, hopefully I think it’s something we’re working toward.”
But there’s still animus between Webber and Rose.
Rose took to his ESPN morning show Get Up! on Wednesday and explained his feelings on the matter, saying that there seems to be a lot of personal reasons why Webber is embracing his return to Michigan.
Time will tell if this story will end with a happy reunion with Webber, Rose and the rest of the crew. As of current, there have been no public discussions about honoring former head coach Steve Fisher, who did lead the Wolverines to their only national championship in school history in 1989.