Fab 5

The Michigan Wolverines recruiting class of 1991 tried to fight back on this issue. Five Michigan basketball recruits were coming known as the best recruiting class in the nation. There was so much hype surrounding them as high school athletes, one would hardly call them amateurs, and the fame multiplied once they got to college. They realized that they were getting exploited by the NCAA and tried to take a stand. The 5 of them started to realize how many people were paying for and wearing their jerseys, how packed the arena was every night, and how young children would idolize them and try as best they can to dress like them. So they took a stand, they stopped wearing any Michigan Wolverine clothing, they warmed up in plain black t-shirts. They played in black socks, and wore generic all black or white basketball shoes. Instantly they become public enemy number 1.


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