Chris Webber ended his short comeback
attempt with the Golden State Warriors today by announcing his
retirement from the NBA.
The veteran forward played only nine games this season before
being sidelined by a bum left knee that's hampered him in recent
years. He has not played since March 2nd.
The Warriors are in eighth place in the Western Conference, a
half-game ahead of Denver for the final playoff spot. Even if
Webber had been healthy enough to return, it would have been
unlikely there would have been enough time for him to work his way
back into the rotation.
Webber was the most prominent member of the Fab Five at Michigan
before starting his NBA career with Golden State. He went on to
play for Washington, Sacramento, Philadelphia and Detroit before
returning to the Warriors earlier this year.
Webber says he wants to stay involved in basketball, first as a
television commentator and then in perhaps a bigger role with a
team. He is scheduled to be in the studio for TNT tomorrow night.