- The Washington Times - Friday, February 8, 2002

Seen and heard last night at MCI Center:

PASSING IT AROUND The virus that's been making its way around the Washington locker room found its way to starting center Jahidi White. White sat out the game with a touch of the flu, joining Hubert Davis, who sat out his fifth in a row.

CWEBB SETTLES IN Former Wizard Chris Webber seemed like he was out the door in Sacramento this summer. Instead, Webber wound up signing a seven-year, $122.7 million contract that keeps him in a town that at times it seemed that he was trying to escape.

"I'm happy that I took my time and I feel that I made the best decision that I could," Webber said. "I'm happy that I'm locked into here and we're winning. We get along real well, we added Mike Bibby and guys are hungry. For me, I'm really, really happy. Whether we had this record [37-11] or not, I like the way things worked out for me."

HAPPY FOR WHIT Chris Whitney and Jahidi White are the only players on the present roster whom Webber played with. Webber said he was especially happy for Whitney, who is finally getting his first chance to start.

"The whole time I was in Washington, I always thought that Chris had as much heart as anybody in the league," Webber said. "He went through a lot, and it's good that he's getting to play alongside Mike."

John N. Mitchell

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