Webber accepts Harbaugh invite to be honorary captain

Former Fab Five member and retired NBA star Chris Webber accepted an invite from coach Jim Harbaugh on Friday to be an honorary captain for a Michigan Wolverines football game.

Webber was making a local radio guest appearance when Harbaugh called in and asked if he’d be interested.

“Coach, you know, that’s no problem. I’m definitely honored, and as you know, getting to speak to you over the years, I love what you’ve done with the program and good luck,” Webber said, per ESPN. “Yeah, I’ll definitely be a part of it.”

Webber was a member of the university’s early 1990s basketball team that also featured Jalen Rose, Juwan Howard, Ray Jackson and Jimmy King and created a national buzz with its combination of style and substance.

But Michigan in 2002 vacated two trips to the Final Four and 113 victories over an eight-year period after investigators discovered payments from a booster to ex-players.

Webber was barred from having any contact with the program for 10 years as part of the punishment, but has kept his distance from the program and his former teammates even after the ban was lifted.