LeBron Makes Nicolas Batum Fall Down With Amazing Crossover During Heat-Trail Blazers Game (VIDEO)
Boston's Paul Pierce won the three-point Shootout during the NBA All-Star festivities Saturday night, making up for an embarrassing performance the last time he was in the competition.
Though many analysts correctly assumed that the Orlando Magic would use the first pick in the 1993 NBA Entry Draft to select Webber, they also knew Orlando would have trouble balancing their financial needs with his. Webber enjoyed the prospect of playing with Magic-center Shaquille O& 39;Neal, but the Magic traded him to the Golden State Warriors for third pick Anfernee Hardaway and three draft choices just moments after picking Webber with the first selection. The trade was much more popular in the Warriors& 39; home city of Oakland than it was in Orlando. After signing an eyebrow-raising 15-year, $74-million contract with a one-year out clause which no one expected to be exercised, Webber started his pro career as a Golden State Warrior.
In February 2005, Webber, along with Michael Bradley and Matt Barnes, were traded to the Philadelphia 76ers for power forward Kenny Thomas, forward/center Brian Skinner, and former King Corliss Williamson. Webber took some time to fit in with the 76ers offense, where he was the second scoring option, behind Allen Iverson. He eventually helped catapult the Sixers to a berth in the 2005 playoffs, where the Sixers lost to the Detroit Pistons. However, they did not reach the playoffs in 2006, despite Webber putting up a resurgent 20 points and 10 rebounds per game. Because of the microfracture surgery on his knee, Webber lost his lateral quickness and jumping ability. While he still possessed offensive skills, he was seen as a defensive liability and was usually benched for the 4th quarters. This caused Webber to reportedly call for a trade.
Chris Webber's college career might be best-known for calling a timeout the team didn't have near the end of the 1993 national title game.
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