Why Michigan's Fab 5 Should Reunite

Scandalized Chris Webber should get together with his former Michigan teammates for the NCAA Championship, writes Jemele Hill in ESPN.

University of Michigan's Fab Five in 1993 (The Fab Five documentary/ESPN)

As University of Michigan fans gather for Monday night's NCAA Championship game, Jemele Hill writes on ESPN that the school's Fab Five basketball legends should reunite for this historic game, including Chris Webber.

This weekend, Michigan is making its first Final Four appearance since 1993, back when King, Jalen Rose, Chris Webber, Juwan Howard and Ray Jackson made up the precocious, unapologetic group known as the Fab Five.

As hard as it is to believe, that spring was the last time all the members of the Fab Five were together.

Logistics may prevent the Fab Five from fully reuniting, but they will certainly be a point of emphasis this weekend in Atlanta, and not just because they played in the Final Four 20 years ago.

Let's put it this way: If the Fab Five and Michigan were Facebook friends, the relationship status would be "it's complicated."

The Fab Five changed college basketball with their style of play and unprecedented boldness for underclassmen, but later they were at the center of a scandal that leveled the program for years.

Read Jemele Hill's entire piece at ESPN.

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