Detroit Pistons center/forward Chris Webber proudly kicked off his Second-Annual C-Webb’s Bada Bling Celebrity Weekend, presented by Cadillac, this past weekend in Las Vegas at Caesars Palace and various locations. All proceeds from the weekend benefited The Chris Webber Foundation.

Attendees included Nas, Hill Harper, Tichina Arnold, Sway, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Kenny Smith, Talib Kweli, Spinderella, plus current NBA players Baron Davis (Golden State Warriors), Jalen Rose (Phoenix Suns) plus former Sacramento King Doug Christie and his wife Jackie. This year, Webber also welcomed his Detroit Pistons teammates, including Rick Hamilton. Performers included Raphael Saadiq and the Isley Brothers with co-host Mark Curry.

The event, now in its second year, raises money to benefit The Chris Webber Foundation, whose main objective is to increase literacy among disadvantaged youth. During his 14-year career, Webber, a five-time NBA All Star who serves on the National Advisory Council of the Make-A-Wish Foundation, has used his public profile to benefit many philanthropic causes. In addition to focusing on Detroit, his hometown, and Sacramento, where he led the Kings to the Western Conference finals in 2002, Webber, through his Foundation, has also initiated charitable events in Oakland/San Francisco, Washington, D.C. and Philadelphia, where he played for the Golden State Warriors, the Washington Bullets (now Wizards) and the Philadelphia 76ers respectively. He has also participated in charitable endeavors in other cities, most notably Atlanta, New York and many communities affected by Hurricane Katrina.

“Service was instilled in me since I was child,” shares Webber. “Even when I didn’t have as much as I have now, my parents always taught me and my siblings to give, regardless of how little we had. C-Webb’s Bada Bling Celebrity Weekend stems from the lessons my parents taught me, so this weekend is an opportunity to have a great time while also raising money to help the youth.”

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