Chris Webber’s longtime feud with former Michigan Wolverines teammate Jalen Rose is back in the headlines once again after the former’s interview with Doug Gottlieb of CBS Sports.

Webber and Rose traded shots through the media earlier this year, which was a rare instance of acknowledgement of the bad blood that exists between the former Fab Five members.  Although Rose has never been shy to talk about his glory days at Michigan, playing an instrumental role in a 30 for 30 documentary about the team (and saying other controversial things along the way), Webber has always been reticent to speak about the subject.

C-Web appeared on The Doug Gottlieb Show on CBS Sports Radio to talk about his teaching a class at Wake Forest, but at the end of the interview Gottlieb tried to get in a question about Rose.  Webber immediately stonewalled Gottlieb, and then the interview went careening off a cliff from there.

Quite frankly, I don’t necessarily blame either guy for the way this turned out.  Gottlieb asked what was obviously a tough question that he felt he needed to ask.  Webber gave the response he felt like he needed to give.  The interview probably could have wrapped up a little nicer for both, but my guess is Gottlieb knew he was taking a risk in it ending that way (“the class is going to be way more fun than this interview”) by asking Webber about Rose given the hard feelings that have been expressed.

That CBS-Turner kickoff party for next year’s tournament coverage is going to be really awkward if Gottlieb and Webber bump into each other.

Audio courtesy The Doug Gottlieb Show, CBS Sports Radio

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