Chris Webber is a once-in-a-generation athlete and one of the most versatile big men in basketball history. From his baggy shorts, black socks, and trash talk that sparked a cultural revolution to becoming the first overall pick in the 1993 NBA draft, Webber's career spanned fifteen professional seasons and earned him countless honors. But to know the real man is to look beyond the CWebb persona into the pressure-filled world of Mayce Edward Christopher Webber III, a shy momma's boy from Detroit.
Labeled a prodigy at twelve years old, Webber fought his way through the drugs, crime, and gang wars that plagued his tough childhood neighborhood to become one of the most heavily recruited high school basketball players of all time. He soon became the leader of Michigan's Fab Five, a team as outrageous as it was legendary, and a dominant force in the NBA. But with his rise to basketball heights came scandal, misconception, and forfeited wins that caused lasting controversy. Every step of the way, Webber leaned on the two most important relationships in his life for support: God and family.
By God's Grace offers an unparalleled look into Webber's story in his own words. He recounts the incredible highs of his personal life and days on the court, along with his most devastating lows, including his infamous time-out and the years of infertility he and his wife endured before the birth of their twins. Featuring never-before-seen photos, personal stories, and heartfelt tributes to the most influential people in his life, this is a profoundly honest firsthand account of one man's inspiring journey and how God's grace guided him through it all.