Chris Webber Takes A Permanent Timeout
Chris Webber is going to be announcing his retirement this afternoon, ending his “comeback” attempt after playing in just nine games since rejoining Golden State. His stats during his little supporting roll stint reinforce the decision: 3.9 points and 3.6 rebounds. Webber was averaging 14 minutes a game.
Now, I’ve been thinking how to celebrate Webber’s career and have been debating whether or not to use this… However, because it’s officially March, you almost have to:
It’s funny, Webber called that infamous timeout just when Jim Nantz was saying Michigan didn’t have anymore. Maybe Christopher should have been listening to the telecast.
While that play is one of the more memorable ones from his career, it should be noted Webber, when healthy, was a prototypical NBA power forward. He could distribute the ball and was a load in the paint, something his career numbers indicate quite nicely:
20.7 points, 9.8 rebounds and 4.2 assists and 1.44 blocks.
These are numbers any NBA coach would die to have from his power forward.