Webber and TNT agreed to part ways tonight, just before the start of the 2021 NBA Playoffs. The 48-year-old former All-Star had been with the network since 2008.
It might seem a little surprising that TNT made this move before the end of the NBA season, but it looked like a change was coming eventually, based on recent reporting.
“Webber has been on TNT’s No. 1 team for a few seasons but has yet to fully connect with the audience,” Marchand had written last week. “The feeling that Webber may not return has been building for a while.”
NEWS: No. 1 analyst Chris Webber and TNT have parted ways on the eve the NBA playoffs, The Post has learned. https://t.co/an1jJR972j
— Andrew Marchand (@AndrewMarchand) May 14, 2021
Despite the end of his tenure at TNT, we’d expect Webber to draw interest elsewhere, should he desire to continue with broadcasting.
If Webber isn’t pursued as a game analyst, he might work in an in-studio role.