What happened to Chris Webber on TNT? The status of the Turner analyst was in question on Thursday night, which Chris Webber later responded to by posting a tweet. Here’s what happened.
Chris Webber is one of the most popular analysts on TNT.
The 5 time All-Star has worked with Turner since 2008 and has been a regular on Inside the NBA with the likes of Ernie Johnson, Kenny Smith and Charles Barkley.
However, on Thursday it was revealed Webber would be leaving TNT.
Here’s what happened.
What happened to Chris Webber on TNT?
Last week, it was reported TNT’s Chris Webber could be done with the network.
The former Kings forwards has been on Turner’s broadcast team working alongside Marv Albert since 2008.
However, on Thursday night, Andrew Marchand, of the New York Post, confirmed Webber is out at TNT ahead of the 2021 NBA playoffs.
Chris Webber officially leaving TNT
“Chris Webber and TNT have agreed to part ways Thursday on the eve of the NBA playoffs,” The Post reports.
Webber was recently missing from the 2021 NCAA Tournament and Marchand reports Turner officials were unhappy with Webber waiting until the last minute to inform them of his decision not to be involved.
What has Chris Webber said?
Chris Webber is yet to release an official statement, but moments after the news broke he posted a tweet.
Here’s what Chris Webber said:
‘Maaaan. God is sooooo good!’
He then replied to a gif from a fan.
Shortly after he reiterated his original statement.
Who will replace him on TNT?
Grant Hill has emerged as a potential candidate to replace Webber.
Reggie Miller was the one to replace Webber alongside Albert for Thursday’s game between the Philadelphia 76ers and Miami Heat, so he could fill the role permanently for the playoffs.
Paul Pierce and Richard Jefferson are two other names rumoured to be possibilites.