Chris Webber (2010)
|Full name||Mayce Edward Christopher Webber III|
|birthday||1st March 1973 (age 47)|
|place of birth||Detroit , Michigan , United States|
|position||Power Forward / Center|
|college||University of Michigan|
|NBA draft||1993 , 1st pick, Orlando Magic|
|Jersey number||2, 4, 84|
|Clubs as active|
|1993–1994 Golden State Warriors 1994–1997 Washington Bullets / Wizards 1998–2005 Sacramento Kings 2005–2007 Philadelphia 76ers 2007 Detroit Pistons 2008 Golden State Warriors
Mayce Edward Christopher Webber III , known as Chris Webber , (born March 1, 1973 in Detroit , Michigan ) is a retired American basketball player . He played from 1993 to 2008 in the US professional league NBA with the Golden State Warriors , Washington Bullets , Sacramento Kings , Philadelphia 76ers and Detroit Pistons .
During his time with the Bullets and Kings, Webber was an NBA All-Star five times and was elected to five All-NBA teams . In its debut season in 1993/94 , it also won the NBA Rookie of the Year Award .
Webber attended Detroit Country Day School in Beverly Hills , Michigan . In his senior year of high school, Webber averaged 29.4 points and 13 rebounds . That year he was honored with the Michigan State Mr. Basketball Award and named National High School Player of the Year. During his time at Country Day High School, he helped it to 3 titles. In November 2005, his number 44 high school jersey was withdrawn (meaning it is no longer given to players).
Webber attended the University of Michigan where he played for the Michigan Wolverines . There he became known as the Fab-Five along with Jalen Rose , Juwan Howard , Jimmy King and Ray Jackson . The Wolverines reached the finals of the NCAA Division I Basketball Championship with the Fab-Five in 1992 and 1993 , but lost in both years. In the 1993 final, Webber made a serious mistake: With 11 seconds on the clock, he requested a time-out , even though Michigan had already used them all. Thus, a technical foul was imposed on the Wolverines and they lost the game 77-71.
Golden State Warriors (1993–1994)
In the 1993 NBA draft , Orlando Magic chose Webber as the first pick of the draft. However, Orlando was Webber directly for Penny Hardaway and three future draft - picks to the Golden State Warriors from. In his first season, Webber scored an average of 17.5 points and 9.1 rebounds in 76 games . At the end of the season he was a Rookie of the Year ( Rookie of the Year Award). With the Warriors Webber also reached the playoffs , where they lost to the Phoenix Suns in the first round .
Washington Bullets / Wizards (1994–1998)
In the summer of 1994 there was a break between Webber and coach Don Nelson . Webber therefore requested a move to another team. Golden State then gave him to the Washington Bullets in exchange for Tom Gugliotta and 3 future picks . There Webber played again with Juwan Howard . After the playoffs could not be reached in his first two seasons with the Bullets, the Bullets reached the playoffs for the first time in eight years in the 1996/97 season . Webber scored an average of 20.1 points, 10.3 rebounds this season and was also voted into the All-Star Game for the first time . Nevertheless, the Bullets lost in the first round of the playoffs against the Chicago Bulls around Michael Jordan . In his final season in Washington, Webber scored 21.9 points and 9.5 rebounds per game. The Wizards (at the beginning of the 1997/98 season , the Washington Bullets were renamed Washington Wizards ) missed the playoffs that season.
Sacramento Kings (1998-2005)
In 1998, Webber was given to the Sacramento Kings by the Wizards for Mitch Richmond and Otis Thorpe . Under the new head coach Rick Adelman , the Kings with Webber, Corliss Williamson , the newly signed Vlade Divac , as well as the rookies Peja Stojaković and Jason Williams were able to end the season with a positive balance for the first time since moving from Kansas City to Sacramento in 1985. With 27 wins and 23 losses (the 1998/99 season was shortened due to a lockout ), the Kings reached the playoffs. There they lost, however, in the first round against the Utah Jazz . Webber averaged 20 points, 13.0 rebounds and 2.1 blocks in the regular season . In the following years, the Kings with Webber, Divac, Stojaković, Williams and the later signings Doug Christie and Mike Bibby were known for their playing style with the Princeton offense .
After Webber reached the playoffs both times with the Kings in the next two seasons and was also selected in the All-Star game in both seasons , the Kings reached the Western Conference finals as division winners in the 2001/02 season . There they lost the Los Angeles Lakers in seven games against the later NBA champions . In the following two seasons Webber made it with the Kings both times in the playoffs, where they failed in the conference semifinals. In the 2003/04 season , however, Webber only played 23 games because he suffered a serious knee injury at the beginning of the season and only got fit again towards the end of the season.
Philadelphia 76ers (2005-2007)
In the 2004/05 season Webber was transferred to the Philadelphia 76ers in February 2005 . There Webber played in a team with Allen Iverson and Andre Iguodala . After his knee injury in 2003, Webber could no longer build on his old strength and was fired by the 76ers in January 2007.
Detroit Pistons (2007)
In January 2007, Webber signed a contract with the Detroit Pistons . There he should help to compensate for the departure of Ben Wallace . Webber was placed in the starting five for Nazr Mohammed . In the playoffs, the Pistons reached the Eastern Conference final, where they were subject to the Cleveland Cavaliers .
After the season, the Pistons decided not to offer Webber a new contract.
Golden State Warriors (2008)
After a break from the summer of 2007 to January 2008, during which he was offered a contract from Olympiacos Piraeus (the highest-value offer that a US basketball player had received abroad until then), Webber signed with the Golden State Warriors , where started his career in 1993 under the current coach Don Nelson . After a season, Webber retired on March 26, 2008 due to chronic knee problems.
- In 2002 Webber had a guest appearance in the movie Like Mike .
- The song Blunt Ashes by rapper Nas was produced by Webber.
- After retiring from professional basketball in 2008, Webber now works as an analyst for NBA TV.
- His name appears repeatedly in connection with the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame , but he has not yet been accepted.
- 5 × All-Star (1997, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003)
- 5 × All-NBA
- 1st team: 2001
- 2nd Team: 1999, 2002, 2003
- 3rd team: 2000
- NBA Rookie of the Year (1994)
- NBA All-Rookie Team (1994)
- Best NBA Rebounder (13.0 RPG) (1999)
High school and college
- National High School Player of the Year (1990–1991)
- NCAA Men's Division I Basketball All-American (1993)
- NCAA All Tournament 1st Team (1992, 1993)
- Numbers that are no longer assigned: # 44 Detroit Country Day School (2005), # 4 Sacramento Kings (2009)
|GP||Matches played (Games Played)||GS||Games from the beginning (Games started)||MPG||Graduated minutes per game (Minutes per game)|
|FG%||Throw rate from the field (field goal percentage)||3P%||Throwing quota three-point throws (3-point field-goal percentage)||FT%||Free throw rate (free-throw percentage)|
|RPG||Rebounds per game (rebounds per game)||APG||Assists per game (assists per game)||SPG||Steals per game (steals per game)|
|BPG||Blocks per game (blocks per game)||PPG||Points per game (points per game)||FAT||Career record|
- Chris Webber - player profile on basketball-reference.com
- nytimes.com - One Blot on Nelson's Impressive Resume
- Ruben Castaneda, Philip P. Pan: Webber Is Acquitted Of Serious Charges. On: Washington Post website; Washington, DC, December 3, 1998. Retrieved February 19, 2019.
- NBA.com/warriors - Warriors Sign Free Agent Chris Webber
- NBA.com/warriors - Chris Webber Announces Retirement From NBA
- Chris Webber belongs in the Basketball Hall of Fame. Stop snubbing him. In: SBNation.com . ( sbnation.com [accessed July 8, 2018]).
- NBA.com/kings - Kings to Retire Jersey Number of Chris Webber (# 4) and Vlade Divac (# 21)
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Webber, Mayce Edward Christopher III (full name)|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||American basketball player|
|DATE OF BIRTH||March 1, 1973|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Detroit , Michigan|