Fab Five

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Submitted By kylieswim1999
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1. The video begins with Chris Webber, Jalen Rose, Juwan Howard, Jimmy King, and Ray Jackson each talking a little about themselves. It showed how and where each of them grew up. It showed how the recruiters kept trying and trying to get them all to come and play for the University of Michigan. Juwan Howard was the first one to sign to play basketball there. As the movie goes on, it shows how they get the starting line up. It was a huge step for the University of Michigan because 5 freshman were on the starting lineup and almost every game. After they lost to one of the hardest schools, Duke, they went on a little vacation to Europe to help get their minds off the tough loss. They played a little basketball there. They also had some team bonding while they were in Europe. It was well needed because some of the upperclassmen were being rude to the 5 new freshmen. The Fab Five started to complain about how they can’t work because of all the time and effort baseketball takes up and they need money for gas, food and other necessities. The movie ends with Chris Webber and the trial. The trial happened with the Grand Jury because Chris Webber was accused of accepting a lot of money from booster member Ed Martin. Ed Martin was illegally gambling, them giving the money to all the boys to help with their needs. He was hoping that they would eventually return all the money he loaned to them when they went pro. Obviously that didn't happen and they all got caught. When Chris Webber wouldn't talk to the president of the school board, they took away their titles and took the banner out of the gym. I believe they chose to put the movie this way because you would grow to like the team and realize they did nothing wrong until the very last chapter when everything starts to pour out of their mouths. Like when Chris takes an extra timeout, and the whole money scandal.…...

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