Rose Upset Over ‘Fab Five’ Olympic Name
Jalen Rose wants it to be very clear: He loves the US Olympic Team. He rooted for them. And he’s a true admirer of Gabby Douglas and her class, composure and athleticism.
He’s just not a fan of the team nickname. And he also knows that it was not the five gymnasts who chose it. Rose blames the ‘lazy media’ for not coming up with an original nickname for the gold medalists.
Now, everyone remembers Rose’s part in the original “Fab Five,” the five freshmen who started in the University of Michigan’s basketball program in 1991 and became widely considered the greatest class ever recruited. Along with Rose, Chris Webber, Juwan Howard, Jimmy King and Ray Jackson dominated college basketball in the 1990s, scoring points together, starring in the highest rated NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship game ever played and getting featured in the documentary “The Fab Five,” the highest rated documentary ESPN has ever produced.