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Chris Webber was the best, and worst, of Michigan hoops in the early 1990s.
Everyone in Michigan knows the name of the late Ed Martin.
He was the legendary Wolverines booster who allegedly gave more than $600,000 to star players Chris Webber, Louis Bullock, Robert Traylor and Maurice Taylor. He’s still credited today with bringing up, and eventually bringing down, the “Fab Five.”
Michigan wound up self-imposing a postseason ban, forfeited 112 regular season and tournament wins from five seasons, and its win in the 1992 NCAA Tournament semifinals.
Media guides no longer mention the names of the four former players. Banners from the 1992 and 1993 Final Fours were removed from Crisler Arena. Coach Steve Fisher, who led the Michigan to the 1989 national title, lost his job.
The Fab Five era did exist once at Michigan; there’s just little physical evidence of it today.