City Paper is not for tourists
Chris Webber retired today as a Golden State Warrior, unable to play through another knee injury.
Webber spent four years here, and when he showed up in 1994 every Bullets fan was sure another NBA championship was coming. He would have owned this town if he’d delivered.
Instead, he left Washington without ever winning a playoff game, and, deserved or not, as reviled as any local athlete in memory.
Only a guy with Webber’s skills could have a 15-year NBA career and still be considered a bust. For all his headlines as a pro, Webber leaves the game remembered most for a college blunder. And that’s amazing.