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(USA TODAY) -- Chris Webber buried the hatchet with the university that first catapulted him to fame, then disgraced his name and buried any mention of his presence.

The Fab Five star was a surprise attendee at Monday night's national championship, watching Michigan play Louisville with his famed teammates.

He hasn't had a public relationship with the university since his role in a booster scandal led to sanctions and the stripping of the team's 1993 Final Four appearance.

Webber tweeted a message prior to the game:

I'm here at the Georgia Dome to show my support for the Michigan men's basketball team in its quest for a National Championship. I've known some of the players on the team since they were kids and I am excited for them and all of the student athletes on the court tonight who are wearing the Michigan uniform. It has been a great season and I wish them all the best.

On Sunday, Webber's Fab Five partner and childhood friend, Jalen Rose, took to a national podcast on Sunday night to convince Webber to attend the game.

"It's almost like a flagrant omission if he decides not to come," Rose said to ESPN's Bill Simmons.