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Friday, February 25, 2011

Fab Five Q&A

Fab Fiver turned ESPN analyst Jalen Rose talked to Detroit Free Press about the upcoming ESPN documentary about the group Rose helped produce. Some highlights:

On how hard it was to produce the documentary: β€œIt was difficult because it could have been five separate documentaries. Each guy had his own story. Each had his own way of doing things. Had success and failures. But I think we did a great job of capturing of what the Fab Five meant to the public. I think people will be excited when they see it.”

Rose also went on to say he still hates Duke, a team the Wolverines never beat, including a loss in the 1992 national championship game. He also describes the atmosphere the night teammate Chris Webber shipwrecked the group's second-and-final chance at a national title a a year later, calling a timeout the team didn't have in the closing seconds against North Carolina, a team Rose insists U-M should have beaten.

The uneasy situation resulting from Webber's later grand jury indictment and subsequent banishment from the school could be rectified when the school restores the team's banners of accomplishment to the Crisler Arena rafters, Rose said.

β€œI think everything can be forgiven on both sides once the banners have been reinstated. I think true closure will happen if and when the banners are reinstated.”

I'm sure there will be plenty to come out about the forever infamous group in the March 9 premiere.


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