While you’re watching the Michigan Wolverines in the NCAA tournament, you may get some nostalgia to the Fab 5. The Fab Five included Chris Webber, Juwan Howard, Ray Jackson, Jimmy King and Jalen Rose.
That Wolverines team introduced the world to looking good on the court while also playing even better. Remeber the long shorts, the Nike Huarache sneakers and the self-expression that transcended race, creed, gender and socio-economic status.
Many basketball purists were critical, and even downright nasty toward their early following.
“We looked different, we sounded different, we were a lot more brash,” Rose told Brandon ‘Scoop B’ Robinson on The Scoop B Radio Podcast. When we became mainstream, people didn’t know that we weren’t malicious, we weren’t mean, we were just different. We were just loud! We were giving you guys something that you hadn’t seen before. So I used to take it personal because I had to fight that off for years.”