Players Only Bio: Chris Webber
There was never any doubt whether or not Chris Webber could hoop. After being named the top high school player in the country in 1991, Webber was selected with the No. 1 overall pick of the 1993 NBA Draft after two seasons playing with the ‘Fab Five’ at the University of Michigan. The Orlando Magic traded Webber to the Golden State Warriors on Draft night, where he would go on to win the 1994 Rookie of the Year award during his first of two season-long stints with Golden State.
After being traded to the Washington Wizards, Webber started a streak of nine straight seasons averaging 20 or more points per game in 1994-95. This streak traveled to Sacramento, home of the best basketball of Webber’s career. During six-plus seasons with the Kings, Webber averaged 23.5 points, 10.6 rebounds, 4.8 assists, 1.5 steals and 1.5 blocks. He was named to four All-Star teams, five All-NBA squads and grabbed the most rebounds in the NBA during the 1998-99 season.
Webber played with Philadelphia, Detroit and Golden State to close out his career, retiring in 2008 with career averages of 20.7 points, 9.8 rebounds and 4.2 assists. Webber ranks third all-time on the Kings’ points-per-game leaderboard.
Webber joined the Turner family in 2008 and appears regularly on Inside the NBA, NBA TV, GameTime and more.
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