Chris Webber Net Worth
Chris Webber is an American retired professional basketball player and a former number one overall NBA draftee. He is also a five-time NBA All-Star as well as a five-time All-NBA Team member. The estimated net worth of Chris Webber is $80 million.
Mayce Edward Christopher Webber III, also known as Christopher Webber was born on March 1, 1973, in Detroit, Michigan, to his father Mayce Webber, a factory worker, and Dorris Webber. While growing up, Chris Webber proved to be a promising basketball player. When he was in the eighth grade, he scored 64 points and 15 dunks. He attended Detroit Country Day High School, a private school in the suburbs of Birmingham. Even though Webber wanted to attend Southwestern High School in Michigan, his father wanted him to get a better education at Detroit country Day High School. However, while playing basketball at the private school, he led them to three state championships and averaged 28 points and 13 rebounds a game, as a senior. His stats led him to earn Michigan’s Mr. Basketball as well as 1990-91 consensus National High School Player of the Year honors. His talent as a young basketball player also attracted the attention of hundreds of colleges and universities, but he wanted to stay close to his family and chose to attend the University of Michigan. In his first year at Michigan, he became the first freshman ever to lead he Big Ten Conference in rebounding.
Chris Webber’s basketball career began in 1993 while in his 20’s. He gave up his last two years of college to pursue his career in the NBA. He started his first year out on the Golden State Warriors, where he averaged 17.5 points and 9.1 rebounds a game. However, he was traded before he began his second season, because of a disagreement between himself and he coach. He went on to play for the Washington Bullets and spent three years playing for them. He was limited to only 15 games in his 1995-96 season. However, in the following year, he came and was successful getting him named to his first All-Star team in 1997. By 1998, Webber was known as one of the greatest power forwards. Later that year, he was traded to the Sacramento Kings. Even though he did not want to go to the Kings, he had some of his best years at with the Kings and nearly took them to the NBA Finals. His years with the Sacramento Kings was so successful that he along with the Kings became one of the top franchises. In 2001, Webber signed a seven year contract with the Kings and played 54 games leading the Kings to a Pacific division title and a franchise record. In the next season, he averaged 23 points and 11 rebounds per game and was cited as a possible MVP candidate. After having microsurgery, he returned for the final 23 games in the 2003-2004 season, where they faced the Dallas Mavericks. In 2005, Webber was traded to the Philadelphia 76ers, where he was a second scoring option behind Allen Iverson. However he did help the 76ers to a berth in the 2005 playoffs, they lost to the Detroit Pistons. In 2007, he signed with the Pistons, where he had always wanted to play. After Webber joined the team, the Pistons became much better with them advancing to the Eastern Conference Finals. Webber performed very well while playing for the Pistons, but he during the off-season, he was not re-signed, which left him being a free agent. In January 2008, he signed with the Golden State Warriors. However, after only playing nine games with an average of 3.9 points and 3.6 rebounds in 14 minutes per game, he retired in March of 2008. His constant problems with his surgically repaired knee led the Warriors to waive his request for retirement. Afterwards, he was offered a job as a sports commentator by TNT for the postseason. In 2009, he returned to ARCO Arena to participate in the ceremonies surrounding the retirement of this #4 jersey.
Awards and Acknowledgements
Chris Webber has made quite a name for himself since the start of his career. His work as a professional basketball player has earned many awards. Some of the awards include an NBA Rookie of the Year Award, an NBA All-Team award, an NBA All-Rookie Team award, Naismith Boys High School Player of the Year. His work continues to be acknowledged today.
Net Worth of Chris Webber
Chris Webber’s years as a basketball player has proven to be a success with him standing out as a well known basketball player. His taking Washington to their first playoff, gave him a name of being a player to watch out for. He may have retired and became a sports commentator, but he is still acknowledged as one of the best players in the league. In 2003, he was ranked #64 in SLAM Magazine’s as Top 75 Players of all Time. He was ranked #72 on a list of the Top 96 NBA Players of all Time in Bill Simmons’ best seller The Book of Basketball. The NBA According to the SportsGuy. The net worth of Chris Webber is $80 million and he owes much of his success to his career as a basketball player as well as his time being a sports commentator.
Chris Webber has had a career that has given him the opportunity to make a name for himself. Despite his issues with the law and his unfortunate retirement due to his surgery, he has led a career that many have dreamed about. He has even continued his influence in basketball by being involved in several charities, including, The Timeout Foundation, an organization that provides positive educational and recreational opportunities to youth. He also hosted the second annual Bada Bing charity weekend in 2007, at Caesar’s Palace. Chris Webber is not only known as a popular basketball player, but also as an influential player who influences the youth to follow their dreams.