Chris Webber’s ongoing beef with Jalen Rose has kept Michigan’s legendary “Fab Five” from reuniting

  • Published: 06 April 2019
  • Chris Webber and Jalen Rose were recruiting rivals growing up in Detroit, but that didn't stop them from being close friends. They were so close, in fact, that Rose followed Webber to the University of Michigan, joining a legendary 1991 recruiting class that came to be known as "The Fab Five." Those five guys revolutionized college basketball and won a whole lot of games, but lost both their trips to the NCAA Final. The second of those losses came after Webber's infamous timeout call. And all those wins? They've been vacated because of a sprawling scandal that included a booster, a gambling ring, and payouts to a number of Wolverines players, including Webber.

    So the "Fab Five" legacy is complicated, in large part because of Webber's mistakes. And that fact has fueled decades of beef between the former best friends. Webber has come across as sensitive and standoffish about his past, while Rose has perhaps been too aggressive in pushing Webber to apologize for his past. This beef between them has showed in TV programs, documentaries, and books, and it's only gotten worse.

    This episode of Beef History tells the tale of a friendship turned feud, with the hope that airing things out might help put the "Fab Five" and their legacy back where they ought to be: together, and prominent in Michigan history.

    Written and produced by Seth Rosenthal
    Shot and edited by Ryan Simmons

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Comments • 2 379

  • ace94d
    ace94d  7 hours back

    Is it just me or does Jalen sound like a robot at 14:25?

    • Kruppt808
      Kruppt808  15 hours back

      Webber is a lil baby.

      Jalen Rose when Juan Howard got the Michigan job said everything should be squashed and everyone support Juan and move forward .

      • mtma l
        mtma l  3 days back

        Jalen really mad that Chris left after the 2nd year cuz it wasn’t no way they was making it back after that cuz he was they best player

        • Jimmy P
          Jimmy P  3 days back

          This is what happens when you make billions on the backs of players.

            CHRISTIAN MITCHELL  4 days back

            i think it's pretty obvious that c webb is definitely still and always gonna be very haunted by that since he never won a championship at a major level, but it sucks cause even as a lakers fan he was fun as hell to watch play

            • Cameron X
              Cameron X  5 days back

              From the start of the video it's OBVIOUS Rose NEVER respected Chris as a man or player. These two were always destined to be rivals and not teammates.

              • bigstupidgrin
                bigstupidgrin  5 days back

                saddest beef

                • Dennis The Comic Novel Monitor Nichols

                  If you don't address your past you'll never escape it.

                  • Jt Williams
                    Jt Williams  7 days back

                    I really hate this vacating of NCAA seasons- the Fab 5, Derrick Rose’s season at Memphis and even Louisville’s most recent National Championship, just to name a few. It’s unfair to the athletes who did nothing wrong, to the students and the fans. Unless cheating goes on between the lines, erasing history is bullshit. If laws are broken, the courts should do their thing.

                    • Davinio
                      Davinio  1 weeks back

                      Rose looks weird without hair and he also looks a lot like D Rose

                      • Justin Pruett
                        Justin Pruett  1 weeks back

                        Now the real question: Who is the better basketball analyst? I’ll take Rose, but Webber’s team around him.

                        • Stupid Google
                          Stupid Google  1 weeks back

                          I mean Webber will always look like the bad guy but it seems like Rose is just using him for his own self-promotion.

                          • Andy Ross
                            Andy Ross  2 weeks back

                            Bums! GO GREEN!

                            • George Workman
                              George Workman  2 weeks back

                              That timeout broke my heart I was a Michigan fan and I was 10 years old I never liked Webber after that

                              • Sarah Thomas
                                Sarah Thomas  2 weeks back

                                I think in my opinion Chris webber what's to be treated like the big fish he was in Jalen rose is saying bro u are not the big fish no more in let it go bro we are grow man now . Let's move forward. But Chris what's to be respected like he was in college. But Jalen was the man too in college so. It's all about a pissing contest. See i watched every game they played in college and football i am a fan For life in hate that this happened to Michigan basketball because they started the hood basketball and the suburbs in i love it all of it rose webber king Jackson Howard taylor polinko coach fish . How can we ever fix this if we always looking back . Just my two cents

                                • Nick Young
                                  Nick Young  2 weeks back

                                  u know what really went between these two? it's not the beef.... it's money.....

                                  • Charlie Martinez
                                    Charlie Martinez  2 weeks back

                                    Shawn Michaels n Brett Hart
                                    Shaq n kobe
                                    Magic n Isaiah

                                    Next list
                                    Jordan n Thomas
                                    Rose n Webber
                                    Skip n Tebow feat. Cowgirls

                                    Why so serious!? 🤡😎

                                    • Nick Phillips
                                      Nick Phillips  2 weeks back

                                      Why should Webber apologize for anything? This is the most overblown "should be" of all time. Move on JR. CWebb should get a verbal restraining order. Fight childish with childish.

                                      • JaySw34
                                        JaySw34  3 weeks back

                                        I can see where both guys are coming from here

                                        • Herm P
                                          Herm P  3 weeks back

                                          🤣 7:21 How much money did they pay these two dudes to sit right next to each other?

                                          • Gibaničar Stolar
                                            Gibaničar Stolar  3 weeks back

                                            Both are clowns and shady. Who knows what really went down

                                            • William Nidey
                                              William Nidey  3 weeks back

                                              Steve Nash and Jason Richardson BEEF . LOL

                                              • William Nidey
                                                William Nidey  3 weeks back

                                                Lawrence Taylor vs Phil Simms beef

                                                • Vaughn Resper Jr.
                                                  Vaughn Resper Jr.  3 weeks back

                                                  I hope they can mend the fence.

                                                  • Quality Kickz313
                                                    Quality Kickz313  3 weeks back

                                                    They good now Juwan Howard head coach of U of M Basketball brought them all back together

                                                    • matt61387
                                                      matt61387  3 weeks back

                                                      Kareem's face while Webber is talking about how much he doesn't care about the TO says it all. Everyone can tell you're shoveling some BS there Chris.

                                                    • Derreck Pressley
                                                      Derreck Pressley  3 weeks back

                                                      one day this myth that college athletes don't get paid right now will be laid to rest. The argument is, should they get paid more since everyone else is getting paid more is a fair question to ask.

                                                      • jerry janik
                                                        jerry janik  3 weeks back

                                                        Let's see what happens that one c
                                                        Juwan Howard is is the head coach of Michigan basketball team now go big blue I hope these guys and settle their differences

                                                        • Carl Ive
                                                          Carl Ive  3 weeks back

                                                          I think this is a lovers quarrel.

                                                          • Carl Ive
                                                            Carl Ive  3 weeks back


                                                        • Sconnie
                                                          Sconnie  3 weeks back

                                                          Ncaa is so retarded. Who gives af if someone gives another person money? It’s nice of them, they’re looking out for others who cares. Plus it has no impact on how the team plays on the court so why pull the banners???

                                                          • P4T21CK K1NG
                                                            P4T21CK K1NG  3 weeks back

                                                            Jalen Rose hairline vs his face

                                                            • Nbs Tay
                                                              Nbs Tay  3 weeks back

                                                              Jalen is a trolling dead 💀 🥀

                                                              • Nbs Tay
                                                                Nbs Tay  3 weeks back

                                                                Why should Chris Webber apologize when the white man paid him to play for them, when things go wrong , black man get the blame not every black man is not Uncle Tom or Sam like Jalen Rose 🥀

                                                                • Austin Stephens
                                                                  Austin Stephens  3 weeks back

                                                                  bill simmons vs espn

                                                                  • David Vélez
                                                                    David Vélez  4 weeks back

                                                                    yk what haunts jalen, 81.

                                                                    • Kyle Merrick
                                                                      Kyle Merrick  4 weeks back

                                                                      The jalen and jacobly show is on when I’m watching this and jalens talking bout Chris

                                                                      • Gary Thompson
                                                                        Gary Thompson  4 weeks back

                                                                        i hate hate rose, but i sorta like webber!

                                                                        • thatfatguy
                                                                          thatfatguy  4 weeks back

                                                                          Lavar v toothbrush

                                                                          • Envision Studios
                                                                            Envision Studios  4 weeks back

                                                                            If you are going to tell a story tell the whole story. In the time out incident Webber team mates was screaming time out from the sidelines. On the Documentary you can clearly see his team mate calling timeout. And when it comes to Webber and Rose the problems start when Webber bad mouth Martin. Martin took care of a lot of young men. And Rose believe it was wrong for Webber to bad mouth him.

                                                                            • Jamaal Horton
                                                                              Jamaal Horton  4 weeks back

                                                                              Jalen was always jealous of Webber!!! The timeout was after Jalen Rose ran from the ball!! And they were losing when he call timeout ! The code Webber is talking about is Jalen turned Rat!!

                                                                              • 47 47
                                                                                47 47  4 weeks back

                                                                                This is just a classic light skin vs dark skin battle

                                                                                • dame dolla
                                                                                  dame dolla  4 weeks back

                                                                                  Pistons vs bulls

                                                                                  • Hasade O
                                                                                    Hasade O  4 weeks back

                                                                                    People really forget when you say "Im sorry". Webber has handled a lot wrong. Ego is evil

                                                                                    • Daniel
                                                                                      Daniel  1 months back

                                                                                      Molly Shannon v Anyone who watches First Take

                                                                                      • Jeremiah Howard
                                                                                        Jeremiah Howard  1 months back

                                                                                        Jalen is a hater

                                                                                      • forgotaboutbre
                                                                                        forgotaboutbre  1 months back

                                                                                        All these man that are actually just children, all of them lol, sure Shaq makes everyones look like an adult, and CWEB too, but that doesn't make J Rose anyything special just because he isn't the biggest baby in the room. They all a dysfunctional family and they could resolve it all just by chatting face to face but like boys they play it out over the airwaves.

                                                                                        • M. Nixxx
                                                                                          M. Nixxx  1 months back

                                                                                          Roses career stats is laughable when compared to Webber’s!

                                                                                          • Jake Van Cleave
                                                                                            Jake Van Cleave  1 months back

                                                                                            Jalen Rose is an ass... It's obvious that Webber made a mistake and he does not want to talk about it... But the dude just keeps running it in.