The Beatles supposedly fractured when John Lennon wanted to do his own thing, and it appears the same is happening to Michigan's storied Fab Five.
On Wednesday, Chris Webber criticized the other members of the team, who played together from 1991 - 1993 - Jalen Rose, Jimmy King, Juwan Howard and Ray Jackson - for their handling of the 2011 ESPN 30 for 30 documentary, "The Fab Five". Webber refused to take part in the production, and on Wednesday he took a veiled shot at Rose, calling him "Hollywood."
Rose quickly responded, completely eviscerating Webber in an interview with Larry Brown Sports:
One dude traveled then called timeout. One dude lied to grand jury and hasn't apologized. One dude tried to circumvent the documentary to HBO. One dude ignored multiple requests from everyone involved after agreeing to participate. One dude played like (President) Obama and sat in a suite during Michigan's recent title game. One dude slandered Ed Martin after all he did for him and his family. One dude is not in contact with the other four ... One dude clearly is delusional and still in denial.
Leading off with the travel and the timeout, it's not difficult to see where the diatribe was going. Martin was a Michigan booster who loaned Webber money that eventually led to severe NCAA sanctions being levied on the program.
For a team that never won a national championship, the aura around the Fab Five is considerable, given their impact on the game of basketball and on-court fashion. This sort of bickering two decades later is flat-out unfortunate.