Tyra tells her talk-show viewers she doesn’t really look like this. Okay.
Detroit homie Chris Webber played the role for all it was worth. After teasing us for days’, the Most-Talented-Player-Never-To-Win-An-NBA-Title chose home. Tyra Banks‘s 33–yaer-old ex entertained suitors from both coasts but finally signed with the Pistons to become the latest past-his-prime star to latch himself onto a contender in a quest for an elusive ring.
Webber was welcomed home today with hugs, kisses and tears. And he said all the rights, even humbling himself before team president Joe Dumars by saying he could never wear his traditional No 4 because Dumars wore that number and, well, “He’s the man. Said Dumars, sitting next to his newest acquisition, “Smart player.” C-Webb will wear No. 84.
C-Webb and Tyra as they once were…
Here’s the problem. Webber or not, the Pistons, with their now-formidable starting Cinco (Rasheed Wallace, Tayshawn Prince, Chauncey Billips, Richard Hamilton and C-Webb) still may not get out of the woeful but unpredictable Eastern Conference. Even if they do reach the NBA Finals, there are at least three, if not four teams (throw the Lakers in there with Dallas, Phoenix and San Antonio) out West that would mow down the Motown Five.
Nonetheless, C-Webb’s Homegoing (the kind the celebrant doesn’t mind attending) was the league’s feel-good story of the day, and C-Webb’s debut Wednesday v the Jazz will nodoubt be as stirring. For now Detroit can keep dreaming.
Gamer: We’ll see.