Former Michigan Wolverines and NBA journeyman guard Jalen Rose is clinging to the glory days like every middle-aged armchair quarterback in America. Rose was part of the “Fab Five” team at Michigan that choked in two straight NCAA basketball championship games in the early 1990s and then had their awards and honors vacated after the Fab Five Scandal. He was never any good in the NBA and he’s trying to keep Michigan’s Fab Five popular in any shape, form or fashion. However, this time it’s coming at the expense of the USA women’s gymnastics team.
Five superstar gymnasts have performed extremely well in the 2012 London Olymics, earning the nickname “Fab Five” along the way. Whether or not that nickname came from anyone who had any knowledge of Michigan’s Fab Five is irrelevant. The fact Rose is trying to take the spotlight from Jordyn Wieber, Gaby Douglas, Kyla Ross, Alexandra Raisman and McKayla Maroney is sickening.