ProHoopsHistory HOF: Chris Webber

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Chris Webber Chris Webber

For 15 NBA seasons, Chris Webber silently put together one of the best careers in NBA history. If the actual merits of his achievement remained but a deft whisper, there was nonetheless a lot of noise surrounding it.

Coming out of college, Webber was the most prominent member of the University of Michigan’s Fab Five. His talent and the hype surrounding that fabled squad bolted Webber to the top of the draft board in 1993 and the Orlando Magic took him #1 overall. However, he was quickly traded to the Golden State Warriors in exchange for the draft rights to Penny Hardaway. This inaugural experience set a big tone for Webber’s career…

Highly coveted, but often traded.

He lasted one year with the Warriors as the ultimate dream for Don Nelson’s small ball center, but the two men didn’t see the least bit eye-to-eye. Webber was traded…

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