Webber retires after knee injury denies comeback
OAKLAND, Calif.— Chris Webber announced his retirement from the NBA, bowing to a knee injury that cut short his comeback attempt with the Golden State Warriors.
Webber played nine games with theWarriors before being sidelined by a bum left knee that’s hampered him in recent years. He has not played since March 2 and had not been around the team of late.
TheWarriors are in eighth-place in theWestern Conference, a halfgame ahead of Denver for the final playoff spot. Even ifWebber had been healthy enough to return, it would have been unlikely there would have been enough time for him to work his way back into the rotation.
Webber was the most prominent member of the Fab Five at Michigan and played for Golden State, Washington, Sacramento, Philadelphia and Detroit in his NBA career.