National Basketball Association (NBA) has seen excellent players in the past and one of such legends that have paid their dues is Chris Webber, a five-time NBA All-Star, a five-time ALL-NBA Team member, a former NBA Rookie of the Year, and a former number one overall NBA draftee.
During Chris Webber’s short but impactful career, he played for Golden State Warriors, Washington Bullets/Wizards, Sacramento Kings, Philadelphia 76ers, Detroit Pistons, and a second stint with the Golden State Warriors where he hung his boots – owing to a serious knee injury he sustained.
Chris Webber’s Wiki and Life Before the Fame
Mayce Edward Christopher Webber III popularly known as Chris Webber was born on the 1st day of March 1973 in Detroit, Michigan. Webber is an African American who had his eyes set on the basketball while growing up and did not miss any opportunity to eke out a living through the brown leather game.
He attended Detroit County Day School where he excelled in basketball and became very popular after he led the school basketball team to Michigan State High School Basketball Championships for three seasons. His exploits in high school earned him National High School player of the year as well as the Mr Basketball of Michigan award.
He later enrolled in the University of Michigan where he spent two years playing college basketball, finding his way to the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) finals in two seasons.
His impressive collegiate records with Michigan Wolverines paved the way for him in the 1993 NBA draft, as Mr. Basketball was selected by the Orlando Magic with the first pick of the 1993 NBA draft, beating Magic Johnson’s record of being #1 overall pick as a sophomore. However, based on the club’s decision, Chris Webber was quickly traded to the Golden State Warriors in exchange for Penny Hardaway and three future first-round draft picks.
In his first NBA season, he recorded an impressive performance of an average 17.5 points and 9.1 rebounds per game which earned him the NBA Rookie of the year award. Just one season with the Warriors, Chris left and joined the Washington Bullets/Wizards where he spent four successful seasons leading the team to their first NBA Playoffs after 9 unsuccessful years, of being defeated by Michael Jordan’s side – Chicago Bulls.
In May of 1998, Chris Webber joined Sacramento Kings for seven years and recorded massive success; he worked so hard to see the team maintain a spot as one of the NBA top-flight teams. In the summer of 2003, Chris Webber sustained a knee injury that almost ended his career abruptly. After two more seasons with the Kings, he left and joined the Philadelphia 76ers in February of 2005.
With lingering injuries, the award-winning basketballer managed to play only 18 games for the 76ers in the 2006/2007 season. On the 11th day of January 2007, Chris Webber left the Philadelphia 76ers, the same month, he joined Detroit Pistons. As the injury continued, he joined Golden State Warriors on a second stint where he finally hung his boot on March 25, 2008, after which his legendary #4 Jersey was retired by the Sacramento Kings. Chris Webber may have retired from playing basketball, yet he is still very much active in the game of basketball as a commentator.
What to Know About His Wife, Kids, and Family Members
Chris Webber was born to Mayce Webber Jr. and Doris Webber. He is one of the five children birthed by his parents. There is nothing much available about the profile of his parents. Out of the four siblings of Chris Webber, David Webber his brother is well known because of his status as an NBA player.
Chris Webber as a famous athlete attracted beautiful women some of whom he dated. Top on the list is Tyra Banks (model), Nia Long (actress), Tracee Ellis Rose (actress).
Chris Webber eventually met his dream woman Erika Dates, an alumna of Morgan State University. They dated for a couple of years before walking down the aisle on September 6, 2009, in a private wedding held at Chris Webber’s Atlanta home attended by the immediate families and close friends numbering about 200.
Erika Dates was born on January 30, 1972. She lives at Atlanta with her husband and kids where she also runs a program on mentoring and career management. After about eight years of marriage, the couple welcomed their bundle of joy – a set of twins (a boy and a girl) in June of 2017.
What Is Chris Webber’s Net Worth?
It is on record that Chris Webber made as much as $176 million throughout his career with NBA. Having played for a top franchise in the NBA with mouthwatering salaries and bonuses, he was said to have made such an amount of money mentioned above. His net worth is currently estimated at $85 million. Following his retirement, Chris Webber invested heavily in real estate, showbiz (record label), and sports management ventures all of which have kept the flow of income to his account.
Chris Webber stands at the height of 6 feet 10 inches (2.08 m), sounds impressive right? The father of two weighs 250 lb (113 kg). His height was instrumental to his great success in the game of basketball in the course of his career.