Chris Webber will always be remembered for the work he did on the hardwood as a star NBA player, but it’s his latest accomplishment that has us talking. Wake Forest University announced on Monday (October 20) that Webber will be teaching a course in their brand new Master of Arts in Sports Storytelling program starting next Fall in 2016.
The NBA phenom will be teaching a course that is linked to Wake’s documentary film program, which is expected to have several speakers visit the class to talk about culture, race and more.
The two-year program, generally speaking, will focus on sports, race and society, something Webber can certainly relate to. In fact, in 2012, Chris teamed up with Peter Gilbert (best known for his 1994 documentary “Hoop Dreams”) to create the Webber Gilbert Media Group, proving his love and understanding of film and documentaries.
“I’m excited to bring real-life experience to the program,” Webber said in a statement. “Sports are my passion and telling stories about sports is my new career.”
Congratulations to Chris Webber on an amazing accomplishment! The deadline to join the class is January 15th, so get to it.[Source]