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3. Chris Webber
No matter what Chris Webber achieved in the world of Basketball, he will always be remembered for that time out he called (that they didn’t have) that sealed the fate of the Michigan Wolverines in the 1993 National Championship Game.  As much as that stuck with him, we will remember how he led the “Fab Five” to the most popular (and influential) collegiate basketball program of all time.
“C-Webb” would not win a title in the NBA either (though many have said that his Sacramento Kings were robbed of the opportunity by refs against the Lakers in the Western Finals in 2002) but he would become a top star in the NBA, especially at the turn of the millennium.  In five consecutive seasons, Webber was selected to an All NBA Team and was the reason Sacramento was as competitive as they were.   He is one of the few players with a PER career over 20; a plateau that is littered with Hall of Famers, and was one of the top Power Forwards of his day.  Judging Chris Webber on that blown time out is unfair to what was an outstanding and Hall of Fame worthy career. 

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Detroit, Michigan, U.S.A.
  • Eligible Since: Wednesday, 01 January 2014
  • Position: Center, Power Forward
  • Played For: Detroit Pistons, Golden State Warriors, Philadelphia 76ers, Sacramento Kings, Washington Bullets/Wizards
  • College: Michigan
  • Drafted: 1st Round, 1st Overall in 1993
  • Major Accolades and Awards: NBA Rookie of the Year (1993-94)
    NBA All Star Teams (5) (1997, 2000, 2001, 2002 & 2003)
    First Team All NBA Selection (1) (2000-01)
    Second Team All NBA Selection (3) (1998-99, 2001-02 & 2002-03)
    Third Team All NBA Selection (1) (1999-2000)
    Highest Rebounds per Game (1) (1998-99)
    First Team All-American (1993)
  • Other Points of Note: Top Ten Finishes: Field Goals (3) (1997-98, 1999-00 & 2000-01)
    Top Ten Finishes: Offensive Rebounds (1) (1993-94)
    Top Ten Finishes: Defensive Rebounds (4) (1998-99, 1999-2000, 2002-03 & 2005-06)
    Top Ten Finishes: Total Rebounds (2) (1998-99 & 1999-2000)
    Top Ten Finishes: Blocks (1) (1993-94)
    Top Ten Finishes: Points (2) (1999-2000 & 2000-01)
    Top Ten Finishes: Field Goal Percentage (1) (1993-94)
    Top Ten Finishes: Minutes per Game (4) (1994-95, 1997-98, 1998-99 & 2000-01)
    Top Ten Finishes: Points per Game (4) (1997-98, 1999-2000, 2000-01 & 2002-03)
    Top Ten Finishes: Rebounds per Game (5) (1996-97, 1998-99, 1999-2000, 2000-01 & 2005-06)
    Top Ten Finishes: Blocks per Game (1) (1993-94)
    Top Ten Finishes: PER (3) (1999-2000, 2000-01 & 2001-02)
    Top Ten Finsihes: Win Shares (1) (1999-2000) 
    Top Ten Finsihes: Box Plus/Minus (6) (1993-94, 1996-97, 1997-98, 1999-2000, 2000-01 & 2001-02)
    Top Ten Finishes: VORP (2) (1996-97 & 1999-2000)
  • Notable All-time Rankings: 27.   Minutes per Game: 37.1
    34.   Box Plus/Minus: 3.9
    39.   VORP: 45.9
    47.   Defensive Rebounds: 5,853

Should Chris Webber be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 78.1%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 10.7%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 4.2%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 7%


0 #10 EW 2019-10-11 16:02
He's just not in because of the Ed Martin thing. Otherwise he would have already gotten in.
0 #9 Indy 2018-07-03 17:29
There was that Michigan scandal that got him banned from the university for at least 10 years. I'm sure that is being considered. Maybe if the Hall only considered the NBA career...
It was great to have him on the Warriors...b ut then there was that whole Webber vs. Nelson fiasco...
Still...good luck Chris!
0 #8 jchuk 2017-04-07 06:21
I was a fan of Webber when he was in Michigan but his career didn't really live up to the expectations in my opinion. However, I do think if he was able to beat the Lakers (and refs) in that WCF series, he would have deserved to be in so I'm on the fence here.

I think there are a handful of other guys who deserve to be in ahead of him. I don't think he was ever a real dominant player at any time after college. He was a solid 20/10 producer over his career - will a guy like Zach Randolph become a HOFer? Similar career numbers. I guess this is the basketball HOF and those wolverines were game changing.
+1 #7 Richierich 2015-12-18 04:08
Quoting Jason Jimenez:
He should not get in ahead of
Christian Laettner
Toni Kukoc
:D :D :D :D I'm just going to go ahead and assume you are being a wise ass.
+1 #6 Adam 2015-11-27 18:01
First of all, Jason Jimenez is a douchebag twit. Webber belongs based on his whole body of work. He was a dominant player at all levels for a great many years, with great versatility.
-9 #5 Jason Jimenez 2015-03-25 01:45
He should not get in ahead of
Christian Laettner
Toni Kukoc
+4 #4 TheBayAreaGuy 2015-02-24 22:19
He's too good not to get in. He did help reinvent the power-forwar d by stretching the floor and able to handle the ball outside the paint. The Fab Five controversy should not be held against him...he was one of the best players of his era with one of the most exciting teams of the early 2000's.
+2 #3 bengalfaninIN 2014-09-26 22:00
Maybe, but I wish people wouldn't go on about the infamous time out. He thought, as everyone else in the world did, that he had travelled, when it wasn't called he flipped out and called a TO. This happened back when you were still supposed to bounce the ball sometimes, instead of just carrying it around.
+1 #2 Committee Chairman 2013-09-28 21:12
+3 #1 Muneeb Khan 2013-09-27 03:17
Correction needed: It was the 2002 Western Conference Finals, not 2001 Western Finals.

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