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They were too outrageous. Fab Five is the story of the most popular—and controversial—college basketball team ever. Talking trash and wearing long, flapping shorts, the Fab Five of Michigan shocked the world by reaching the NCAA championship games as freshmen, then repeating that feat as sophomores. They were hailed like NBA pros, cheered like rock stars. But their spotlight life was filled with demons and challenges. Fab Five is the inside account of the making of a legendary team, one kid at a time: Chris Webber, the superstar, whose infamous time-out in the championship marked the end of one dream, but the start of another.

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January 1, Lucas I really loved this book. It brings you into the life of star college basketball players. It expresses the controversy and adversity these five freshman went through. January 1, J. I have only seen portions of the documentary that Jalen Rose produced for ESPN recently, but I have read much of the commentary on the controversy it stirred up.

I taped the games on national broadcast. He was an animal on the court, with the primal prowess of a big black cat. In the first meeting with Duke he had 27 points, 12 rebounds, 3 blocks … and 5 critical fouls which allowed Duke to tie the score and go on to win in overtime. He was too picture perfect — as Albom pointed out, he even sweated neatly, like a model who had been misted. When he followed up his perfect shooting game against Kentucky with 7 turnovers in the first half against Michigan, I was thrilled.

Then Duke broke the game open in the second half and ran away with it. That was the least competitive of the three meetings between the two teams, although it had the most at stake. Duke would defeat Michigan again without Laettner in , but this time there would be no championship rematch.

He covers the improbable championship run of , and how that success led to a sudden exodus of Michigan players to the NBA. Albom also looks at the heralded players they reduced to reserve roles: Michael Talley, Eric Riley, Rob Pelinka, James Voskuil, and Jason Bossard, without whom Michigan would not have made it to back-to-back championship games.

He does a fine job of balancing the perspectives of the players, coaches, and the media. It is an all-inclusive view, right down to the postures of the players on the plane. Perhaps the most telling quote in the entire book is found in the epilogue. It comes from the most loquacious member of the group, Jalen Rose. It chronicles the recruitment, glory years, notorious time-out fiasco, cultural impact and the scandal that followed these ecounts the remarkable story of University of Michigan basketball players Chris Webber, Jalen Rose, Juan Howard, Jimmy King, and Ray Jackson, and chronicles their success in the NCAA tournaments of and It chronicles the recruitment, glory years, notorious time-out fiasco, cultural impact and the scandal that followed these players who are described as iconic figures in the media.

The film was noted as the highest-rated ESPN documentary of all time. At first, only three of the freshmen started. Although they all played when the season opened on December 2, against the University of Detroit, they did not all play at the same time until December 7 against Eastern Michigan and did not start regularly until February 9, The film presented the opinions of upperclassmen Eric Riley and James Voskuil when they were replaced by freshmen in the starting lineup.

Both fought off impulses to transfer. The New York Times described the film as a "flashback to a time when baggy basketball shorts, hip-hop music and black shoes were considered controversial and an affront to hoops purists". Among those critical of the racial commentary was Duke player Grant Hill, who was cited in an Associated Press story that ran in major national media outlets.

Read more to find out the rest. This book and documenary is great. This talkis aboot the racists times back in the day, and how 5 africian americans perservered through these rough times, through basketball. I would recommend it to a friend especially basketball fans. The book showcases the five fabulous freshman Michigan University had got and lead by coach Steve Fisher. The start of an era coach Fisher got called up at a sort of a strange time. It was strange The Fab Five by Mitch Albom this is definitely my favorite book i have read in a while.

The difficulty of Former assistant coach Steve Fisher having to step in at such a crucial time he ended up winning it all as ironic as it sounds. He ended up getting the full time coaching job but ended up struggling the next two seasons. The NIT was unacceptable for Michigan so it was time for a change. In addition to that, Michigan had to go and make some recruiting moves. The team Michigan put together was questioned at the beginning for starting five freshman but paid off as they were a threat in the NCAA Tournament.

I really enjoyed this book because of how the author went deep into showing how far they went for their recruiting class. The book is hard to put down because once you start to get into it you see there success each game they play and how these freshman really shocked the world. It got all five stars from me because it was well worth the read I wanted to keep on reading.

This book gave an in-depth description on Michigan University Basketball team from the years of to which was more known as The Fab Five. This book is about five incoming freshman from all around the United States all coming from different backgrounds all want to play for t The Book, Fab Five: Basketball, Trash Talk, The American Dream, by Mitch Album is an excellent book for any sports fan or anyone who wants to know more about the history of the University of Michigan Basketball team.

This book is about five incoming freshman from all around the United States all coming from different backgrounds all want to play for the Michigan basketball team together. These were five players from the top 50 players in the United States at this time coming out of high school.

At first only three of the five freshmen started but as the season went on and as the team struggled Coach Steve Fisher had no other option then to start all five freshmen.

This was a turning point in college basketball because no one has ever started five freshmen before. As the two seasons went on the fab five went through a lot of scrutiny, especially because all five of them were black.

A lot of former graduates from the university were not happy about have blacks on their team and were unhappy with all the negative attention they received. This time in history will forever be remembered and will be honored by the University of Michigan for all of their accomplishments. I really enjoyed reading this book a lot. This book is filled with facts that I never known before I read this book and Album does a really great job of explaining everything you need to know about the Fab Five.

This is a great book of any Michigan Basketball fanatic or any basketball fan and teaches you to never give up on your goals and always try your hardest at whatever you do. January 1, Thor White Wow, a book review will not be able to explain how great of a book this is. This book is about five African-Americans who completely culture shocked the entire college basketball community.

Many people were used to seeing people play fundamentally. The most notable player of the Fab Five is Chris Webber. In his first yea Wow, a book review will not be able to explain how great of a book this is. When his was out of timeouts, he called a timeout which is against the rules. This led to him conceiving a technical foul, which leads to his team losing the game. This novel primarily talks about the problems and adversity that the Fab Five had to go through during their years at Michigan University.

These guys were not your average college student athletes, all five of them were arrested on drug charges. In addition this, they were frequent party-goers.

These five guys also went through a scandal with one another, this scandal was the money scandal. These athletes were being paid by sports agents before they were professionals, which is against the rules of the NCAA. This book is great for anyone who loves basketball or loves reading a book about a good scandal. The Fab Five needs to be commended for changing the basketball world, they are the ones who made wearing flashy shoes popular, and they also added this cockiness and swagger to the game.

This led to many basketball players wanting to copy exactly how the Fab Five were playing, and dressing. I give this book 5 stars because of how interesting of a read this is, I truly enjoyed reading this book.

The story of the first two seasons of the Greatest Class Ever Recruited, the Fab Five of Michigan is incredible in and of itself, but somehow Albom manages to bring it to another level.

The good times, the controversies and the legend of the class are all bought to life in this amazing book by a brilliant author. Published not long after their sophomore season, Albom respects the intellectualism of the reader - you know the story, and he KNOWS that you know the story. Albom gives you a deeper understanding into the relationships between the Fab Five and everyone around them - coaches, family, teammates and the media - and makes you understand the special bond they shared.

As Albom eloquently puts it, "The shame of this team was that it always seemed to be at its best when no one was looking. January 1, Olie Russum I think that this book is a five star book. I believe this because it describes the beginning of a new college basketball era. In this book it describe a recruiting class that shaped college for the better and the worse. Steve fisher wanted to make a statement that his team, not the coach before him could win a championship.

Chris webber, jalen rose, Juwan howard, ray jackson, and Jimmy king was his answer. All five freshman would start for steve fisher and the Michigan wolverines, being the onl I think that this book is a five star book.

All five freshman would start for steve fisher and the Michigan wolverines, being the only team in history to start all five freshman. Steves fisher first recruiting job was to require Juwan howard an all star forward for Detroit. After requiring him, jawan had a tragic event in his life. His only guardian, his grandmother had a heart attack the morning of the signing.

Juwan grieved for a long period of time but steve fisher came to him like a father helping him. Juwan would realized that this was his family for the next four years. He strived to get Jalen and chris the top recruits of the class. Chris and jalen signed, soon Jimmy king and ray jackson followed. During their College career the five freshman went to two NCAA finals but falling short every single time. The fab five were heartbroken after working hard all year they lose to their rivals Duke.

During the 2 years chris had money problems barely able to stand on his own feet. Others accept money from ED Martin giving them money so when they made it to the big leagues they would repay him. It caused michigan to lose both NCAA flags and no coach could talk to the players for 10 years.

It ended in January 1, Cooper Mattson The Fab 5 is an amazing book. I enjoyed it because it tells the story of five Michigan Wolverine Basketball freshman who changed the sport of college basketball. Mitch Albom is a very consistent author and continues to uphold his reputation with this book.

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January 1, Lucas I really loved this book. It brings you into the life of star college basketball players. It expresses the controversy and adversity these five freshman went through. January 1, J. I have only seen portions of the documentary that Jalen Rose produced for ESPN recently, but I have read much of the commentary on the controversy it stirred up.

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Mitch Albom

He grew up in a small, middle-class neighborhood which most people never left. Go out and see it. His siblings are currently settled in Europe. Still supporting himself by working nights in the music industry, he began to write during the day for the Queens Tribune , a weekly newspaper in Flushing, New York. During his time there, to help pay his tuition he took work as a babysitter.

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Fab Five: Basketball, Trash Talk, the American Dream

The class met on Tuesdays. It began after breakfast. The subject was The Meaning of Life. It was taught from experience. No grades were given, but there were oral exams each week. You were expected to respond to questions, and you were expected to pose questions of your own.

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