Chris Webber


PF | 6-foot-10 | Detroit, Mich. | Michigan | #4

KEY FACTS:
5-time NBA All-Star
1994 NBA Rookie of the Year
5-time All-NBA Team Member
CAREER STATS:
PPG: 20.7
RPG: 9.8
APG: 4.2

It’s one of the most hallowed relationships in all of sports - the connection between a player and fans. During his tenure in Sacramento, Chris Webber became beloved by the “Sixth Man” and he, in turn, helped to re-ignite the franchise.

Prior to playing for the Kings, Webber had proven to be a talent on-court, while falling short of finding the acceptance of a city most athletes cherish.

When Webber entered the NBA in 1993, he did so after two electrifying seasons at the University of Michigan. Sporting black shoes, black socks and long shorts, the team’s five starting freshmen - coined the “Fab Five” - brought a new style and energy to the sport. During the talented forward’s two years in college, Michigan advanced to two Final Fours, yet came up a short of securing a NCAA Championship.

He was the first-overall selection in his Draft class, but was traded by the Orlando Magic for Anfernee “Penny” Hardaway before he ever played a game. Webber had an immediate impact with the Warriors and was awarded NBA Rookie of the Year honors after averaging more than 17 points and nine rebounds per game.

Yet - unlike many ROY winners - Webber and the Warriors parted ways, as No. 4 was dealt to the then Washington Bullets.

Spending four seasons in Washington, the forward continued to display his talent and put up more than 20 points per contest in each season. By age 24, however, Webber was again on the move.

In May of 1998, the Kings traded franchise stalwarts Mitch Richmond and Otis Thorpe for Webber. The talented power forward originally didn’t express excitement about a move to Sacramento and Kings fans were also not thrilled to see Richmond depart for Washington. The acquisition of Webber, though, would mark a turning point in Kings history.

Through his first five seasons with the team, Webber averaged more than 23 points per game and was the team’s star. Playing alongside the likes of Vlade Divac, Doug Christie and Jason Williams, the Kings forward brought a new level of success to the organization - reaching its pinnacle in a 2002 Western Conference Finals series against the L.A. Lakers.

With Webber on the team, Sacramento appeared in six straight Playoffs. On a personal level, Webber’s best statistical season came in 2000-01 when he averaged more than 27 points and 11 rebounds per game. Over the course of his career, he averaged a double-double for a total of six seasons and five consecutive years in Sacramento.

On Feb. 6, 2009 a visibly touched Webber watched as his beloved Kings jersey ascended into the air in front of 17,317-plus devoted fans - a career and a city, forever altered.



CAREER SEASON AVERAGES
Year Team G GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% OFF DEF RPG APG SPG BPG TO PF PPG
1993-94 Golden State 76 76 32.1 .552 .000 .532 4.0 5.1 9.1 3.6 1.2 2.2 2.71 3.30 17.5
1994-95 Washington 54 52 38.3 .495 .276 .502 3.7 5.9 9.6 4.7 1.5 1.6 3.09 3.40 20.1
1995-96 Washington 15 15 37.2 .543 .441 .594 2.5 5.1 7.6 5.0 1.8 0.6 3.27 3.40 23.7
1996-97 Washington 72 72 39.0 .518 .397 .565 3.3 7.0 10.3 4.6 1.7 1.9 3.19 3.60 20.1
1997-98 Washington 71 71 39.6 .482 .317 .589 2.5 7.0 9.5 3.8 1.6 1.8 2.61 3.80 21.9
1998-99 Sacramento 42 42 40.9 .486 .118 .454 3.5 9.4 13.0 4.1 1.4 2.1 3.52 3.50 20.0
1999-00 Sacramento 75 75 38.4 .483 .284 .751 2.5 8.0 10.5 4.6 1.6 1.7 2.91 3.50 24.5
2000-01 Sacramento 70 70 40.5 .481 .071 .703 2.6 8.5 11.1 4.2 1.3 1.7 2.79 3.20 27.1
2001-02 Sacramento 54 54 38.4 .495 .263 .749 2.8 7.3 10.1 4.8 1.7 1.4 2.93 3.40 24.5
2002-03 Sacramento 67 67 39.1 .461 .238 .607 2.4 8.1 10.5 5.4 1.6 1.3 3.21 3.00 23.0
2003-04 Sacramento 23 23 36.1 .413 .200 .711 2.1 6.6 8.7 4.6 1.4 0.9 2.61 3.30 18.7
2004-05 Sacramento 46 46 36.3 .449 .379 .799 2.0 7.7 9.7 5.5 1.5 0.7 2.89 3.10 21.3
2004-05 Philadelphia 21 21 33.4 .391 .267 .776 1.7 6.1 7.9 3.1 1.2 0.9 2.33 3.30 15.6
2004-05 - 67 67 35.4 .433 .341 .794 1.9 7.2 9.1 4.7 1.4 0.8 2.72 3.20 19.5
2005-06 Philadelphia 75 75 38.6 .434 .273 .756 2.5 7.4 9.9 3.4 1.4 0.8 2.43 2.90 20.2
2006-07 Philadelphia 18 18 30.2 .387 .400 .643 2.1 6.2 8.3 3.4 1.0 0.8 1.83 2.00 11.0
2006-07 Detroit 43 42 29.7 .489 .333 .636 2.0 4.7 6.7 3.0 1.0 0.6 1.72 2.50 11.3
2006-07 - 61 60 29.9 .452 .364 .638 2.0 5.1 7.2 3.1 1.0 0.7 1.75 2.30 11.2
2007-08 Golden State 9 8 14.0 .484 .000 .417 0.2 3.3 3.6 2.0 0.4 0.7 1.22 1.90 3.9
Career 831 827 37.1 .479 .299 .649 2.7 7.0 9.8 4.2 1.4 1.4 2.78 3.20 20.7
All-Star 4 2 19.0 .371 .333 .375 2.8 3.3 6.0 3.3 1.0 0.0 2.00 2.30 7.5

CAREER SEASON TOTALS
Year Team G GS MIN FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OFF DEF REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
1993-94 Golden State 76 76 2,438 572-1,037 0-14 189-355 305 389 694 272 93 164 206 247 1,333
1994-95 Washington 54 52 2,067 464-938 40-145 117-233 200 318 518 256 83 85 167 186 1,085
1995-96 Washington 15 15 558 150-276 15-34 41-69 37 77 114 75 27 9 49 51 356
1996-97 Washington 72 72 2,806 604-1,167 60-151 177-313 238 505 743 331 122 137 230 258 1,445
1997-98 Washington 71 71 2,809 647-1,341 65-205 196-333 176 498 674 273 111 124 185 269 1,555
1998-99 Sacramento 42 42 1,719 378-778 4-34 79-174 149 396 545 173 60 89 148 145 839
1999-00 Sacramento 75 75 2,880 748-1,548 27-95 311-414 189 598 787 345 120 128 218 264 1,834
2000-01 Sacramento 70 70 2,836 786-1,635 2-28 324-461 179 598 777 294 93 118 195 226 1,898
2001-02 Sacramento 54 54 2,071 532-1,075 5-19 253-338 150 396 546 258 90 76 158 181 1,322
2002-03 Sacramento 67 67 2,622 661-1,433 5-21 215-354 160 544 704 364 106 88 215 204 1,542
2003-04 Sacramento 23 23 831 174-421 1-5 81-114 48 152 200 105 31 20 60 76 430
2004-05 Sacramento 46 46 1,668 412-917 11-29 143-179 94 353 447 252 68 34 133 144 978
2004-05 Philadelphia 21 21 702 143-366 4-15 38-49 36 129 165 66 26 19 49 70 328
2004-05 - 67 67 2,370 555-1,283 15-44 181-228 130 482 612 318 94 53 182 214 1,306
2005-06 Philadelphia 75 75 2,893 617-1,422 21-77 263-348 184 557 741 256 103 62 182 219 1,518
2006-07 Philadelphia 18 18 544 89-230 2-5 18-28 37 112 149 61 18 15 33 36 198
2006-07 Detroit 43 42 1,277 200-409 2-6 84-132 87 201 288 127 42 26 74 107 486
2006-07 - 61 60 1,821 289-639 4-11 102-160 124 313 437 188 60 41 107 143 684
2007-08 Golden State 9 8 126 15-31 0-0 5-12 2 30 32 18 4 6 11 17 35
Career 831 827 30,846 7,192-15,024 264-883 2,534-3,906 2,271 5,853 8,124 3,526 1,197 1,200 2,313 2,700 17,182
All-Star 4 2 76 13-35 1-3 3-8 11 13 24 13 4 0 8 9 30