Webber Calls It Quits

Chris WebberAfter 15 seasons in the NBA, Golden State Warriors forward Chris Webber will finally hang the sneakers and call it quits. Webber signed the the Warriors this season in hopes of revitalizing his injury-plagued career. He played only nine games for the Warriors this season before being sidelined because of his injured knee that slowed his career in the recent years. He averaged 3.9 points, 3.6 rebounds and 2 assists for his nine game stint with the Warriors this season.

Webber was drafted by the Warriors in 1993 and won the Rookie of the Year honors in his first season in Golden State. He clashed with Warriors coach Don Nelson and was eventually traded to the Washington Bullets the following season. Webber‘s best seasons in the league were played in Sacramento. He transformed the Kings into one of the legit playoff contenders in the West and led them to the 2002 Conference Finals where they lost a seven-game series to the Los Angeles Lakers. He was then shipped to the Philadelphia 76ers in 2005 after his career was slowed down by a surgery on his knee. He spent one season with the Detroit Pistons in 2006 before he re-signed back with his first professional team, the Warriors.

Webber, a five-time All-Star player, was brought back to Golden State in hopes of adding size their small ball line up. His return to his former team ended up with very little impact as he was only able to play nine games. Webber is slowed by his knee injury and unable to keep up with the fast paced style of the team.

Chris Webber played over 800 games in his professional career and holds career averages of 20.7 points, 9.8 rebounds and 4.2 assists.

 

-fouledout

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