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Chris Webber is all about the farm life for now.

A former prized high-school recruit, Webber later became a member of the University of Michigan’s famed Fab Five before embarking on a 15-season NBA career that led to his next role as a sportscaster.

Webber lived in the basketball spotlight and embodied his celebrity status for three straight decades.

Now, the 49-year-old lives on a farm in the greater Atlanta area with wife Erika Dates, whom he married in a private ceremony back in 2009, and their 4-year-old twins, a boy and a girl, who the couple welcomed in 2017 after trying to conceive for years.

“I’m going to give you the truth,” Webber told The Post in a recent interview. “I live on a farm, I fish, I have 4-year-old twins. I got to keep my energy up to keep up with them, like a homeschool dad sometimes, maybe. Sometimes if they listen to me, I teach the class, but really just [spending time with] family. My parents just celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Just family, love and friends…

Chris Webber with wife Erika at an NBA All-Star event in 2012.
Chris Webber with wife Erika at an NBA All-Star event in 2012.
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“For me, off-the-court or out of the business room, I’m just trying to love my kids, my family, my wife, my home. And so just really trying to relax. Believe it or not — that’s one of the reasons I really didn’t want to commentate anymore. Since the age of 18, I’ve been on multiple flights per week and this was the first year I haven’t had to do that.”

Webber and TNT parted ways last May, when The Post’s Andrew Marchand reported the news on the eve of the NBA playoffs. Webber, who had been with TNT since 2008, was rumored to have had a messy departure from the network.

“When I tell you that I’ve gotten some rest and less anxiety from traveling. It’s worked well,” said Webber, who also has a significant stake in the burgeoning cannabis industry.

“So, staying at home with the family, getting on a tractor, cutting some grass and catching some fish, that’s what I do right now… [If I was still commentating] I wouldn’t be able to concentrate on my business ventures. I wouldn’t be able to be home for piano recitals and things like that, especially in the middle of the week.”

Throughout his career, Webber had stints with the Golden State Warriors, Washington Wizards, Sacramento Kings, Philadelphia 76ers, and Detroit Pistons. The Kings retired Webber’s No. 4 jersey in February 2009, and he was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2021.

Chris Webber makes a layup for the Michigan Wolverines in March 1993.
Chris Webber makes a layup for the Michigan Wolverines in March 1993.
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As Webber takes this basketball pause, he is already focusing on a new role in the sport.

“I love basketball. I love sports. To work with TNT was a crazy opportunity and I felt I was pretty good at it. However, I really want to own a basketball team,” Webber said.

“I’m going to chase those goals and whether they happen and who cares, I’m going to chase them.”

Webber said that he “will probably do some more commentating,” but “the ultimate goal with all of this, whether it is cannabis or NFTs, and other [sports ventures] is to put myself in a position to be able to purchase a sports team and have a true representation of what the players look like in the league and to be able to be an owner in that.

“Meeting great, wonderful people and just learning so much and then seeing how people work hard and how they reach goals is just something that I’m just chasing and know it could be easier to stay and do other things. But if you’re not satisfied, why not just keep on shooting the shot and working as hard as you can? And so, yeah, I love sports and you know, whether it’s basketball, MLS, soccer or something else, you’re going to see me as an owner in a box one day, I hope.”

Chris Webber shoots the ball during a Washington-Sacramento game in December 1996.
Chris Webber shoots the ball during a Washington-Sacramento game in December 1996.
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Webber isn’t opposed to potentially owning a team in the WNBA or a league outside basketball.

“I think obviously basketball is what I know the most, but in the business of sport, there’s some other situations where you could put the correct people in to do [various jobs]. I love sports and I’m just going to make sure I keep that as my ultimate radar,” the five-time NBA All-Star said.

Although ownership dreams are at the top of his list, Webber is focused on his other business ventures, which includes Webber Wellness, the parent company through which he runs his cannabis business.

Webber started his cannabis brand, Players Only, in 2015, with his business partner, Levetta Willis, a cannabis investor.

In Sept. 2021, Webber announced the launch of a $50 million cannabis facility in Detroit, telling Forbes that Players Only will transform a nine-acre industrial site into the Webber Wellness Conservatory. Webber said the move was the first phase of what will become a $175 million investment in Detroit.

Chris Webber calls a game between the Los Angeles Clippers and Portland Trailblazers in November 2019.
Chris Webber calls a game between the Los Angeles Clippers and Portland Trailblazers in November 2019.
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Webber also partnered with Jason Wild, a former pharmacist turned cannabis investor and CEO of Terrascend, to launch a $100 million private equity fund focused on investing in companies led by entrepreneurs of color.

As for his own cannabis use? Webber still uses cannabis for pain management after years of stress and impact on his body during his lengthy NBA career. Webber said he began using cannabis at the age of 29 after suffering a knee injury during the 2003 Western Conference semifinals, when his Kings played the Mavericks. After undergoing surgery, a doctor suggested he try medical marijuana.

Elsewhere, Webber said he is still in the business of acting and is actively reading scripts following an appearance in the 2018 sports comedy “Uncle Drew,” which also featured Kyrie Irving.

“I’ve just been accepted for a role,” Webber divulged, adding that he is unable to discuss the gig at this time. “Everything is energy… I think a lot of it is just being open to trying certain things and doing your best.”

Although Webber has slowed down certain aspects of his life, his business ventures are speeding up. He was named president of Coinllectibles Sports in March, and in the role, Webber will oversee the implementation of the organization’s mission to better connect fans, athletes and entertainers through technology.

Chris Webber poses with the Hall of Fame Trophy after the 2021 Basketball Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony in September 2021.
Chris Webber poses with the Hall of Fame Trophy after the 2021 Basketball Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony in September 2021.
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Webber is also set to launch a personal NFT collection through Coinllectibles, which will pay homage to his time as a member of the Fab Five and more.

“I’m sharing my journey with the fans. And so that starts with a bunch of really great stuff and memorabilia that I have from my days at Michigan, and things that mean a lot to me,” he said.

“For me, it was just a journey of perseverance. The lowest of lows was perseverance that was falling down and getting back up — and it was also being grateful that, from [ages] 18 to 20, [the Fab Five] have such an impact on the world sports world.”




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Kourtney Kardashian uses Kopari Coconut Melt to ‘look good naked’

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Kourtney Kardashian’s no stranger to showing skin.

Whether the reality star’s modeling lingerie, baring it all in a bikini or packing on PDA with husband Travis Barker, she’s clearly confident about her body — and relies on a selection of tried-and-true products to keep her skin in tip-top shape.

In one of her first-ever Poosh stories, fittingly titled “How to Look Good Naked,” the 43-year-old outlines some of her body care essentials, including La Mer The Body Crème ($300), Dr. Barbara Sturm Anti-Aging Body Cream ($95) and Le Labo’s Pin 12 Candle ($82) — the latter because “lighting is everything.”

But not everything on Kardashian’s list will bust your budget. She also swears by Kopari Organic Coconut Melt, which will set you back just $29 for a full-sized jar or $18 for a mini version.

“In order to achieve glowy skin, it’s important to moisturize everything — everywhere — at least once a day,” the Poosh piece reads. “Don’t forget to care for your hands and feet as well; we recommend focusing on these areas at night.”

Billed as “a deep conditioner for your bod,” the product is comprised of 100% organic, unrefined coconut oil, and Kopari suggests applying it “as soon as you step out of the shower and at the end of the day.”

What’s more, the multitasking product also works well as a hair mask, dry shave oil, bath mix-in and belly balm, per the brand.

Snag a tub for yourself below — and get ready to look fabulous in your birthday suit, too.

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Carlos Carrasco’s gem, three homers propel Mets past Marlins

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MIAMI — He’s one tough Cookie these days.

Carlos Carrasco isn’t going to win any contests blowing away hitters, but the right-hander’s offspeed pitches and command — and most importantly, his health — have converged this season to give the Mets an invaluable rotation piece.

On Saturday, he gave his team 7 ²/₃ shutout innings in a 4-0 victory over the Marlins at loanDepot park. Carrasco extended his scoreless streak over his past three starts to 18 ²/₃ innings.

The win was No. 100 in Carrasco’s career, making the 35-year-old the eighth Venezuelan-born pitcher to reach the milestone. Carrasco last surrendered a run on July 9 against the Marlins at Citi Field.

The Mets (63-37) won their fifth straight and reached the 100-game mark with the franchise’s most victories since 1986.

Overall, Carrasco allowed four hits and struck out seven with two walks. Seth Lugo replaced Carrasco in the eighth inning after Charles Leblanc had doubled with two outs. But Leblanc was picked off second base by Tomas Nido, ensuring Carrasco’s scoreless streak continued.

Carlos Carrasco didn't allow a run in the Mets' 4-0 win over the Marlins.
Carlos Carrasco didn’t allow a run in the Mets’ 4-0 win over the Marlins.
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Lugo remained in the game to pitch a scoreless ninth inning, allowing Edwin Diaz a day off following a 10-pitch outing Friday in which he struck out the side.

The Mets will try for a three-game sweep of the reeling Marlins on Sunday with Taijuan Walker on the mound.

After scuffling at the plate for seven innings, the Mets gave Carrasco breathing room in the eighth when Francisco Lindor and J.D. Davis each blasted a solo homer to give the Mets a 4-0 lead. Davis’ homer, in a pinch-hitting appearance, came as the Mets are searching on the trade market for a right-handed bat to solidify the DH spot.

The Mets have traded for two lefty bats in the last week-plus to bolster the other half of the DH equation. One of those additions, Tyler Naquin, debuted for the Mets on Saturday in left field and went 0-for-4. Daniel Vogelbach started at DH and drew a walk in four plate appearances.

Carrasco’s gem was the latest strong performance by a Mets starting pitcher. Entering play, the Mets had a 2.45 ERA from the starting rotation in July, which ranked second in the major leagues. Chris Bassitt had a rare flat start for the Mets a night earlier, when he allowed four earned runs over six innings.

Jeff McNeil hit a solo homer in the third against rookie Nick Neidert to give the Mets their first run. The homer was the first since June 14 for McNeil, who entered the day with a .162/.240/.191 slash line in July.

The Mets weren’t finished in the inning: Nido, Brandon Nimmo and Lindor all singled. Lindor’s hit extended the Mets’ lead to 2-0 and gave the shortstop 68 RBIs for the season before he reached 69 with his blast later.

Carrasco was challenged in the first inning, when he allowed a single to Miguel Rojas and walk to Jesus Aguilar before retiring JJ Bleday for the final out. In the fourth, Carrasco surrendered a leadoff single, but he escaped the inning when he got Bleday to ground into a double-play.


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Career NYC criminal tries to steal moped from NYPD station

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A brazen career criminal with more than 50 arrests on his rap sheet, including rape, was busted for trying to steal a moped from outside a lower Manhattan police station.

Jon Matos was caught red-handed approaching the $1,200 bike outside the 5th Precinct, sources said.

He was allegedly using a set of burglary tools Friday to try to bust the lock of the bike, which was vouchered property, cops and sources said.

Matos, a homeless father of three, was arraigned in Manhattan Criminal Court on charges of attempted grand larceny and possession of burglary tools.

The proceeding was delayed for hours, sources said, after Matos allegedly became angry with a cellmate who used the facilities — but didn’t courtesy flush.

“I was just f–king with it. It’s not my tools,” he allegedly told an NYPD detective, said Manhattan Assistant District Attorney Megan Mers during the court proceeding.

Judge Valentina Morales Saturday agreed to give Matos supervised release in the moped case.

“Thank you, your honor,” Matos told Morales.

But instead of hitting the streets once again, Matos was held on outstanding charges from the 23rd Precinct in an unrelated case, authorities said.

It was his second appearance before a judge in a week: Matos was in court days earlier, charged with grand larceny, petit larceny, and criminal possession of stolen property and was released in yet another incident.

Matos has racked up dozens of busts for burglary, robbery, fare evasion — including the 1999 rape of a 14-year-old girl.

Crime is up in six of the seven major crimes measured by the department contributed to the increase — though the seventh category, murders, dropped a noticeable 31.6% last month in comparison to numbers compiled in June 2021, according to the NYPD’s preliminary statistics.

Grand larceny spiked 41%, robbery rose 36.1% and burglary went up 33.8%.

When addressing the crime spike last month, NYPD Commissioner Keechant Sewell said the department was arresting the same people for crimes “over and over again.”

Other recent and brazen repeat offenders include veteran shoplifter Isaac “Man of Steal” Rodriguez, who was finally locked up in January after dozens of arrests for stealing to support his drug habit.

Laron Mack, whose catchphrase is “I steal for a living,” has been arrested more than 50 times. Another serial stealer, James Connelly, was busted in December for involvement in 28 separate incidents over three months.

Last month, accused serial shoplifter Lorenzo McLucas, 34, was nabbed for stealing from the cosmetics counter at a Duane Reade on Lexington Avenue in Midtown Manhattan, according to cops and court documents.

McLucas, who was released on his own recognizance, has notched 122 prior arrests.


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