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Inside Chris Webber's Previous Deal With Nike — 'How Can My Shoe Cost More Than Michael Jordan's?'

Outside of their extreme athletic abilities, NBA players are also known for their fashion choices. And a select few are fortunate enough to have a signature sneaker line. From Michael Jordan to Stephen Curry, NBA stars have long pushed their name, image, and likeness with a shoe that represents them on and off the court. Chris Webber was allowed a signature sneaker, but his outcome differed from the previously mentioned. Webber is a Detroit, MI, native who entered the league as the 1993 No. 1 draft pick, selected by the Orlando Magic. He was then traded to the Golden State Warriors, according to Rookie Wire. Spending only one season in the Bay Area, Webber would play for several other teams, spending most of his career with the Sacramento Kings. During his 15-season career, he averaged 20.7 points, 9.8 rebounds, and 4.2 assists. His on-court performance led him to become Rookie of the Year and a five-time All-NBA Team member. With consistent playtime and credible contributions on...

Josh Rodgers

Jul 11, 2023

Players Only: Chris Webber Announces The Launch Of His Cannabis Brand With Strains Coming From Quavo, Raekwon, And More

Chris Webber is accelerating his efforts in the cannabis industry. View this post on Instagram A post shared by PLAYERS ONLY (@playersonlylifestyle)

Samantha Dorisca

Aug 12, 2022

Chris Webber Appointed To Lead New York's $200M Cannabis Social Equity Fund

It’s no secret that Chris Webber has been active in the cannabis industry. So, it comes as no surprise that the former NBA star has been appointed to lead a cannabis social equity fund. According to a press release, New York Gov. Kathy Hochul has chosen Webber to aid in growing the city’s impact regarding cannabis.

Ngozi Nwanji

Jun 24, 2022

Exclusive: Chris Webber Joins Coinllectibles As President, Gears Up To Drop Debut NFT Collection

Nearly two decades later, Chris Webber is still making the right shots. The former NBA player is diving headfirst into the Non-Fungible Token (NFT) space, taking a seat at the table as president of Coinllectibles. Webber’s introduction to the technology company began after a conversation centering around The Chris Webber Collection of African-American Artifacts and Documents, which includes a postcard Malcolm X sent to Alex Haley when he was in Mecca and the first poetry book written by an African author. Now Webber will continue developing more groundbreaking collections — this time by disrupting the NFT space. “The business has allowed me to stay competitive, empower people, and learn. What attracted me to Coinllectibles was the opportunity to work with arguably one of the best when it comes to NFTs, especially cryptocurrency, but also the fact that I can merge sports,” Webber told AfroTech exclusively. According to a press release, Webber’s role will bridge the crossroads of...

Samantha Dorisca

Mar 28, 2022

Former NBA Star Chris Webber Set To Build A $50M Cannabis Facility In His Hometown Of Detroit

Today, NBA Hall of Famer Chris Webber has announced a step toward achieving not only his dreams but those of his community as well. In an effort to ensure minorities will not be left out of the cannabis industry, the entrepreneur has announced The launch of The Players Only Holdings — co-founded with entrepreneur Lavetta Willis — will bring a $50 million cannabis operational and training facility to Detroit, MI. “To be able to bring this to Detroit is the most special thing because I waited,” said Webber in a press statement to CBS Sports. “I waited till I really learned the industry; we’ve been in here a while. I waited to try and see what the right landscape was, and all of that studying and preparation and patience really makes me feel like I just can’t wait to hit this here, and the people are going to make it a home run.” This news follows just five months after Webber’s nonprofit WebberWild partnered with Cookies U to create cannabis-led initiatives to provide educational...

Samantha Dorisca

Sep 28, 2021