Chris Webber calls addition of Shaq to Kings “disgusting”

May 5, 2012; Dallas, TX, USA; TNT broadcaster Chris Webber prior to calling the game with the Oklahoma City Thunder playing against the Dallas Mavericks for game four of the 2012 NBA playoffs at American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Without question, Chris Webber is one of the most memorable members of the Sacramento Kings’ organization. In his playing days, he was an All-Star caliber power forward that went about things the right way. While the Kings have an open invite to former center Vlade Divac to join the organization in a coaching or front office role, no such offer stands with Webber, even after Webber has mentioned a desire to get involved in an organization in some capacity.

Sacramento has recently brought soon-to-be Hall of Famer Shaquille O’Neal on as a part owner. More than likely, Shaq will serve as some sort of mentor to budding superstar DeMarcus Cousins. Cousins just signed a contract extension with the Kings, and despite his undeniable talent, has been unable to reach his potential to this point due to his poor demeanor at times.

Webber is less than ecstatic about Shaq doing the mentoring of his former team’s franchise big man, and some may ask why C-Webb was not offered the job. On a conference call with Turner Sports, the former big man offered his thoughts on the hiring.

“Yeah, that’s something. I’ve talked to the ownership group and Shaq is my boy. So as a friend, I’m happy he’s an owner. As a King, it’s disgusting”

 

Topics: Chris Webber, NBA, Sacramento Kings, Shaquille O'Neal

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  • http://thesmokingcuban.com/2013/07/25/waffling-my-take-on-dwight-howard-just-in-case-he-changed-his-mind-again/ MFFLJBM51D

    i think Shaq will help big time, and Divac could, too. But Webber deserves it more than either and the gap of potential benefits of not choosing C-Webb as mentor/part-owner/etc. is DEFINITELY not covering the gap of what Chris has meant to and WANTS TO CONTINUE to mean to the Sacramento Kings franchise. curious move. I like it but I’d like to know why C-Webb was spurned and also this should make for an interesting TNT conversation when they have Webber and O’Neal together in studio.

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