Nov 24, 2009, 1:15 PM EDT
Sadly, I just found out that Chris Webber has closed his restaurant in Sacramento. Now where am I going to go for my “Fab 5″ burger (Sacramento’s biggest burger at 44 ounces, price: $29.50)? I think we have our first clue as to why the place closed. Also there was that shooting thing.
If Webber’s intention is to ride out the recession and open the place anew, well, good luck with that. After the former King called Sacramento “a cowtown” during an interview on ESPN radio, I would think phoning ahead for a reservation won’t be necessary.
Webber isn’t the first to name this particular city after cows, of course. Many have said it; there is even a Sacramento Kings blog called Evil Cowtown, INC.. But I seem to recall that this is also the same city in which he signed a seven-year, $127 million contract in 2001, and where his retired number hangs at Arco Arena. Et tu, Webe?
Webber offered his opinion Tuesday when asked about superstar LeBron James’ decision to play for the small-market Cleveland Cavaliers instead of heading to New York, Los Angeles or another big-market franchise.
“If anybody’s has been in that position and made the choice to stay in a cowtown, it was me,” said Webber, in reference to his years with the Kings.
Heh heh. What I meant was, without cows, how could me make our delicious $30 burgers?
Anyway, commenters on the KCRA message board read the comment, and then showered Webber with love.
* Isn’t Chris Webber the one that moved into one of those gated communities in Placer County where all the rich white people live and then complained because there was no Soul Food available in the restaurants? — Rich Schroeder
* Sacramento IS a ‘cowtown’ I live in this area, and it is what it is. It’s a great place to live, raise kids, etc. However, it is NOT a ‘big market’ and if I were an NBA player……….I would not choose to come here if I had other choices. — Chris Gold
* I did see cows driving to work this morning…..When Webber did the interview, was he blazin’ again?? — RMartin55
* Bitter, he is, like the flavor of the food at his restaurant. Yank his reTIRED jersey from the rafters and let him take another time-out that doesn’t exist!
By the way, Sacramento’s mayor is former Phoenix Suns guard Kevin Johnson. Wonder what he thinks of this?
Chris Webber’s Natomas restaurant closes [Sacramento Bee]
Webber Calls Sacramento ‘Cowtown’ [KCRA]
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