Michigan’s Fab Five were known for a lot of things.
University of Michigan basketball players Chris Webber, Jalen Rose, Juan Howard, Jimmy King and Ray Jackson were one of the most heralded groups of incoming collegiate basketball players of all time.
During their freshman season, the Fab Five not only made up the Wolverines starting unit, but they took the program to the 1992 NCAA championship game against Duke.
I’m guessing that this quintet knew something about trash talking especially since Mitch Albom wrote a book about them entitled, “The Fab Five: Basketball, Trash Talk, and the American Dream.”
Rose, on the ESPN Films’ documentary, “The Fab Five,” launched a verbal grenade in the direction of the Duke Basketball program.
"I hated Duke and I hated everything Duke stood for," he said. "Schools like Duke didn't recruit players like me. I felt like they only recruited black players that were Uncle Toms."
After the fact, Rose attempted to clarify his provocative statement by saying that he was stating his “opinion as a teenager growing up in the inner city of Detroit.”