Webber may be a Detroit City kid, but he is far from one of Motown's favorite sons.
Yes, C-Webb did play an instrumental role in leading the University of Michigan to back-to-back NCAA National Championship appearances in 1992 and 1993. But he also singlehandedly blew the Wolverines' championship game against North Carolina with his infamous timeout call.
That brain-dead moment, combined with his role in a recruiting scandal that left the Michigan basketball program in shambles, left him no friends in his home state.
In the later stages of his NBA career, Webber had a couple of chances to redeem himself to Detroit sports fans.
He could have signed as a free agent with the Pistons in the summer of 2001 during what was a crucial rebuilding stage for the team. Instead, he re-signed with Sacramento.
In 2007, the Pistons called on Webber for help once again. This time, Webber signed with Detroit for the stretch run.
The hope was that he would push the Pistons over the hump and back to the NBA Finals. He did not.
On behalf of Detroit sports fans, I think I can accurately say, thanks for nothing.