The ten-year disassociation period stemming from the NCAA investigation into the Ed Martin scandal is nearing its close, and it is finally time for Chris Webber to come home. However, nobody knows if he wants to, and his relationship with Jalen Rose certainly isn't going to help the situation.
Jim Weber takes a look at the fractured relationship between the two cornerstones of the Fab Five over at Lost Letterman, and it isn't hard to imagine why Webber and Rose no longer talk much. Rose has repeatedly called Webber out for his actions following the scandal, has hinted that Webber is still too sensitive about the 1993 championship game, and even went on to make a 30 for 30 documentary that cast Webber as the outsider and bad guy.
Now, Webber isn't completely blameless, and Dave Brandon has said repeatedly that there are stipulations on whether the athletic department welcomes Webber back with open arms, but the tense relationship between the two biggest names in the Fab Five could have an effect on when and if Michigan's newest top-rated basketball team ever reconnects with the last team to be so highly regarded.