Time is up on Chris Webber’s basketball career.
Sources close to Webber told ESPN.com Tuesday evening that the 35-year-old has decided to retire from the game and end his comeback with the Golden State Warriors after more problems with a surgically repaired left knee that has plagued him for the past half-decade.
After trudging through several knee injuries, Chris Webber, the top overall pick in 1993, has decided to end his comeback bid with the Warriors and retire.
Later Tuesday, the team said Webber will formally announce his plans on Wednesday, less than two months after rejoining the franchise that unleashed him on the NBA as the first overall pick in the 1993 draft and the face most synonymous with Michigan’s famed Fab Five team.
Sources said that Webber, unable to play since March 2 because of the latest complications with his knee, decided in the past week to end his pro career after 15 seasons, having struggled with his mobility for the past five of those seasons since a serious tear in the 2003 playoffs that required microfracture surgery.