Webber retired from basketball in March 2008 after an unsuccessful short stint with the Warriors. He now works as an analyst for NBA TV, along with the occasional TNT appearance. Webber's restaurant outside the ARCO Arena in Sacramento abruptly closed in November, but he's supposedly writing a book, and he's also active in business, owning both Maktub LLC (which builds things) and Full Bloom Marketing (which markets things). He also released an album back in 1999. I would love to know what that's like.
Chris Webber - In addition to his various business interests and TV work, Webber recently debuted as a colour analyst alongside Dick Stockton on TNT playoff broadcasts. He was quite good, if a bit unrefined. Dick Stockton, however, was terrible. Why does it become impossible for white people to tell black people apart once they turn 60?
Sufficient time has passed between Chris Webber's album and the modern day to allow us to forget Chris Webber's album. Since that can't be allowed, here is the title track from Chris Webber's album, "2 Much Drama." Pay special attention to quite how little sense the lyrics make. (Webber himself is not in the first 70 seconds for some reason. And when he does appear, he seems to be rocking Sly Stallone's facial tick.)
Webber also falls into the trap set by Troy Hudson, that of talking about how "gangsta" he is, as opposed to the reality of his life as a sports star.
- Webber retired from basketball in March 2008 after an unsuccessful short stint with the Warriors. He now works as an analyst for NBA TV, along with the occasional TNT appearance. Webber's restaurant outside the ARCO Arena in Sacramento abruptly closed last month, but he's supposedly writing a book, and he's also active in business, owning both Maktub LLC (which builds things) and Full Bloom Marketing (which markets things). He also released an album back in 1999. I would love to know what that's like.
Chris Webber fact; on draft night 1993, Webber's rights were traded by the Magic (who picked first) to the Warriors, in exchange for the rights to Penny Hardaway (picked third), as well as first round draft picks in 1996, 1998 and 2000. That is a HELL of a lot to give up just to move up two places in the draft, and it could have been especially painful considering that the Warriors sucked between 1997 and 2002. However, it could have been worse than it was. I've tried to piece back together what became of those picks, and here's what I've found:
1996: The Warriors traded Webber after only one season to the Bullets in exchange for Tom Gugliotta, as well as for three first round picks in the same years as the initial deal (96, 98, 00). However, the 1996 pick that Golden State received from the Bullets was in fact their own - Orlando had traded it to Washington in the summer of 1994 in a salary dump of Scott Skiles. The pick was #11 and was later used by the Warriors on Todd Fuller. (It could have been used on Kobe, of course.)
1998: The Warriors dodged another bullet here; they didn't trade their own 1998 pick to the Magic, but traded A 1998 pick to the Magic. After acquiring the Bullets' first rounder in the aforementioned Gugliotta deal, they sent that one instead. The pick was number 13 overall and was used to take Keon Clark. The Warriors own pick - which they mercifully kept - was number 5 overall and was used to draft Vince Carter (who they then turned into Antawn Jamison).
2000: Orlando got the Warriors own pick here, number 5 overall, and used it on Mike Miller.
This trade nearly saw all four of Anfernee Hardaway, Kobe Bryant, Vince Carter and Mike Miller traded for Chris Webber. Chris Webber was damn good, but no one's that good. The Warriors got away with one here, just.
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