In recent time Jalen Rose has looked to the glorious past to educate us youngsters on one of basketball’s most notorious stories: The Fab Five.
Now, it is being reported that he has taken some time away from wielding a baseball bat during Grantland podcasts and serving as an analyst during the NBA Finals to put those Michigan glory days down on the page.
The Detroit News reported earlier this week that Rose has “spent the last a year-and-a-half” penning the story of the Wolverines teammates who flipped college hoops on its head in the early 1990s.
It’s a bold move by Rose, given the rift the ESPN 30 for 30 on the Fab Five created between him and former teammate Chris Webber. After not participating in the documentary–for reasons that are still an unclear matter of who-said-what–Webber fired verbal shots at Rose that made those “I Still Hate Christian Laettner” shirts look like child’s play.
Rose insisted that the book isn’t meant to be a stab at Webber.
“You will see when it comes out,” Rose said. “(Webber) is my brother. It’s no slight or dis.”
Rose said he wishes Webber still were part of his inner circle, but believes they will patch up their differences.
“I unite,” Rose said. “When you have a fractured relationship you hope that time heals all wounds. I think that will be the case. It does bother me but I think we will find ways to mend fences.”
The book, titled “Got To Give The People What They Want” is scheduled to be released on October 6.
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