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Rose objects to 'Fab Five' moniker for gymnasts

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08:37 AM ET 08.07 | To be clear, Jalen Rose has no issue with the United States' women's gymnastics Olympic team -- only the nickname by which it has been referred. In an interview with 97.1 FM's Jamie Samuelsen, the former Michigan basketball star says he's not a fan of the gold-medal winning squad being known as the "Fab Five." "To use the nickname 'Fab Five' just points and screams of lazy journalism by the national media," Rose said. "That's really what it is. It's no fault at all of the young gymnasts, but I wish they would have been able to come up with (an even more) creative tag for them in their goal medal pursuit, because they have been terrific." Rose prefaced his statement with complete support for the gymnasts.

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August 7, 2012  08:46 AM ET

Exactly....why would the women's gymnastic team want to be referred to as a bunch of kids who cheated and sold their soul to Michigan to play basketball?

I agree with Jalen, kind of disrespectful if you ask me...

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August 7, 2012  09:14 AM ET

Jalen, shut the f... up and sit down. Your time is over and nobody wants to hear from you.

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August 7, 2012  09:28 AM ET

Ringo and the rest of the Beatles say you su-ck.

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August 7, 2012  09:50 AM ET
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First off, Jalen is an idiot. You are right 29-15-19 (2). The Michigan Fab Five was a disgrace to sport. If Jalen Rose were smart he would keep a low profile and shut it. But he's not so there you have it.

You owe svt a quarter.

August 7, 2012  09:56 AM ET

This Rose fellow sure thinks he's something special.

Nobody cares about a thug from UM.

August 7, 2012  10:00 AM ET

USA won as a team, only one UM "Fab Five" member has won a NBA title and he did more bench polishing than playing.

August 7, 2012  10:03 AM ET

Of course he objects to the "Fab Five", these kids actually won something.

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August 7, 2012  10:07 AM ET

Sorry Rose those young ladys should be honored with the FAB FIVE.I remember that you called a time out when MICHIGAN did not have a time out left.Plus the young ladys WON GOLD,you blew a championship.

August 7, 2012  10:10 AM ET

Jalen, Jalen, Jalen, you're time is over. No one even remembers the 1st Fab Five except as a bunch of cheaters. Just shut your mouth and be happy you're rich. And that you're not declaring bankruptcy like Warren Sapp.

August 7, 2012  10:10 AM ET

Dammit. "your time"

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