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That was awkward… Chris Webber gets testy when you ask him about Jalen Rose, especially after Rose’s autobiography: “Got To Give The People What They Want: True Stories and Flagrant Opinions From Center Court” and the 30 for 30: “Fab Five” documentary (which is very good btw) produced by each member of the transcendent University of Michigan group except for Webber. Both pieces document Webber’s infamous timeout and instead of addressing the elephant in the room, Webber opts to avoid in awkard ways.

Since the airing of the documentary there has been a war of words between the two about credibility and motive, but one things for sure it doesn’t look like the relationship will be mended anytime soon.

In an phone interview for CBS Sports Radio’s The Doug Gotlieb Show, Gotlieb and Webber discussed the various ventures in Webber’s post playing career, including Webber’s new position as a professor at Wake Forest University in 2016, teaching a course on sports, culture and business. All seemed well until Gotlieb brought up Webber’s former teammate and friend.

“I mean, Doug, we ain’t talking about that,” Webber said. “You ain’t getting that interview. I’m talking about Wake Forest. I don’t talk about him. I talked about him one time on The Dan Patrick Show. That was it.”

When Gotlieb tried to explain his reasoning for the question, Webber got agitated.

“Come on, Doug,” Webber said, annoyed. “I just told you respectfully on your show I’m not going to talk about it. I’m talking about being a professor at Wake Forest teaching a class on culture in sports. Now do want to beat me up because I did not answer you on your show?”

Not at all, Gottlieb said.

“I don’t want to answer the question,” Webber reiterated. “So what would you ask me after that? Because I’m going to put this in for my class as far as how did you handle the media. I’m going to show them right now: I do not want to answer that question. I respectfully ask you not to ask me that again so you can blow your numbers up for your show. I don’t want to talk about that, Doug.”

Listen to the full interview below.

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Source: CBSSports.com