Monday morning on the radio, Rose put Webber on blast. He said that all of the members of Michigan’s famed Fab Five except Webber have agreed to reunite at the Georgia Dome tonight to cheer on the Wolverines in the NCAA Championship game against Louisville.
“I could understand if he was homeless and living under a bridge,” Rose said on ESPN’s “Mike and Mike” show. But, as Rose pointed out, Webber lives in Atlanta and works for the host network.
Here’s what could be the problem. Webber has been estranged from Michigan since a booster scandal stung the school with sanctions, which included banning him from contact with the program for 10 years. That ban officially ends next month, but Webber could attend tonight’s game as a fan.
Maybe Webber doesn’t want to face the music as in dealing with questions that are sure to come. Rose replied: “That would apply to someone who doesn’t make a living working for the media.”
Webber works for Turner Sports, which partnered with CBS to broadcast the tournament.
Webber, if you recall, attained goat status for infamously calling a timeout that the team didn’t have to help seal a loss to North Carolina in 1993.
Michigan is making its first appearance in the championship game since that incident. “It’s your time now!” Webber tweeted Saturday, linking a photo of Tim Hardaway Jr. and Trey Burke.