March 26, 2008

Chris Webber's 15-year NBA playing career started and ended with the Golden State Warriors. (Rocky Widner/NBAE/Getty)

Golden State Warriors forward/center Chris Webber announced his retirement from the NBA this morning at a press conference at ORACLE Arena, closing the final chapter on a 15-year NBA career that included five All-Star appearances and five All-NBA Team selections.

“There have been so many people who have supported me through my career, from players to coaches to fans,” said Webber. “I appreciate all the owners, GMs, doctors, equipment managers, trainers, ballkids and staff who not only supported me, but helped propel me to the next level. I do not take your love for granted. I look forward to continuing these relationships in my future basketball and business endeavors.”

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Webber, 35, finishes his career having averaged 20.7 points, 9.8 rebounds, 4.2 assists, 1.44 steals, 1.44 blocks and 37.1 minutes per contest in 831 regular-season games with Golden State, Washington, Sacramento, Philadelphia and Detroit. Additionally, he participated in the NBA Playoffs 10 times during his career, appearing in 80 games with averages of 18.7 points, 8.7 rebounds and 3.6 assists in 36.3 minutes per game. Webber earned a spot on the Eastern Conference All-Star squad in 1997 while with Washington and made four-straight appearance on the Western Conference All-Star team as a member of the Sacramento Kings from 2000 thru 2003. He also was a five-time All-NBA selection, having earned first team honors in 2001, second team honors in 1999, 2002, 2003 and third team honors in 2000.

The Detroit, MI, native returned for his second stint with Golden State in 2007-08, having signed as a free agent on January 29, 2008. In nine games this season, the 6-10, 245-pound Webber averaged 3.9 points, 3.6 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 14.0 minutes per contest. Webber’s signing with Golden State marked a return to where his NBA career started, as the University of Michigan product spent his rookie season (1993-94) with the Warriors after originally being selected by Orlando with the first overall pick in the 1993 NBA Draft and then being acquired by the Warriors in a draft night trade. In his first season playing for the Warriors and head coach Don Nelson, Webber was named NBA Rookie of the Year after averaging 17.5 points, 9.1 rebounds, 3.6 assists, 1.22 steals and 2.16 blocks.

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CHRIS WEBBER'S CAREER NBA STATS

YEAR-TEAM
G
MIN
FG
FGA
PCT
3FG
3FA
PCT
FT
FTA
PCT
OFF
DEF
TOT
AST
STL
BLK
PTS
RPG
APG
PPG
93-94-GS 76 2438 572 1037 0.552 0 14 0 189 355 0.532 305 389 694 272 93 164 1333 9.1 3.6 17.5
94-95-Wash. 54 2067 464 938 0.495 40 145 0.276 117 233 0.502 200 318 518 256 83 85 1085 9.6 4.7 20.1
95-96-Wash. 15 558 150 276 0.543 15 34 0.441 41 69 0.594 37 77 114 75 27 9 356 7.6 5 23.7
96-97-Wash. 72 2806 604 1167 0.518 60 151 0.397 177 313 0.565 238 505 743 331 122 137 1445 10.3 4.6 20.1
97-98-Wash. 71 2809 647 1341 0.482 65 205 0.317 196 333 0.589 176 498 674 273 111 124 1555 9.5 3.8 21.9
98-99-Sacr. 42 1719 378 778 0.486 4 34 0.118 79 174 0.454 149 396 545 173 60 89 839 13 4.1 20
99-00-Sacr. 75 2880 748 1548 0.483 27 95 0.284 311 414 0.751 189 598 787 345 120 128 1834 10.5 4.6 24.5
00-01-Sacr. 70 2836 786 1635 0.481 2 28 0.071 324 461 0.703 179 598 777 294 93 118 1898 11.1 4.2 27.1
01-02-Sacr. 54 2071 532 1075 0.495 5 19 0.263 253 338 0.749 150 396 546 258 90 76 1322 10.1 4.8 24.5
02-03-Sacr. 67 2622 661 1433 0.461 5 21 0.238 215 354 0.607 160 544 704 364 106 88 1542 10.5 5.4 23
03-04-Sacr. 23 831 174 421 0.413 1 5 0.2 81 114 0.711 48 152 200 105 31 20 430 8.7 4.6 18.7
04-05-Sac./Phi. 67 2370 555 1283 0.433 15 44 0.341 181 228 0.744 130 482 612 318 94 53 1306 9.1 4.7 19.5
05-06-Phila. 75 2893 617 1422 0.434 21 77 0.273 263 348 0.756 184 557 741 256 103 62 1518 9.9 3.4 20.2
06-07-Phi./Det. 61 1821 289 639 0.452 4 11 0.364 102 160 0.638 124 313 437 188 60 41 684 7.2 3.1 11.2
07-08-GS 9 126 15 31 0.484 0 0 .--- 5 12 0.417 2 30 32 18 4 6 35 3.6 2 3.9
TOTALS 831 30846 7192 15024 0.479 264 883 0.299 2534 3906 0.649 2271 5853 8124 3526 1197 1200 17182 9.8 4.2 20.7