*Back in the early 90s the Fab 5 swept the sports world off its feet when the teenage group took fans on a journey through triumph, tragedy and growth. Now their story is being told on ESPN.
Produced by Detroit native, Jalen Rose, a member of that 1991 freshman class, the story of the Fab Five is scheduled to air Sunday night, March 13.
“The story of the Fab Five really has never been told,” Rose said. “This is almost like the Bible of the Fab 5 story.”
For those of you who may be in the dark about the Fab Five, Chris Webber, Juwan Howard, Jimmy King, and Ray Jackson stepped on the campus of Ann Arbor and took the school by storm. But a bit of drama and controversy hit the crew when the college superstars became a part of a federal probe into money laundering. The investigation led to NCAA penalties and sanctions on the basketball program.
As historic a time it was for the group, one of them, Webber, wouldn’t participate in documentary.
“At this point in Chris’ life, he’s not ready to talk about what happened at that time. It’s still a sore spot for him,” Rose said. “Him not being a part of it in 2011 does not affect the integrity of it at all. The story still was going to be documented and it’s still going to be told in a truthful manner. We felt it was something the fans have been clamoring for.”
The program airs on March 13 at 9 p.m. EST on ESPN.