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Wizards F Martell Webster on win over Heat: ‘We won on the road at home’

Aside from cheep beer specials, the Washington Wizards have given fans very few reasons to want to attend games this season. Those who were brave enough to attend Tuesday night’s game against the defending champion Miami Heat were treated to a pleasant surprise — Washington’s second win of the season.

As expected, however, many of the fans who filled the Verizon Center were there to see LeBron James and company. For Wizards forward Martell Webster, the 105-101 victory felt like a road win.

“Did you hear the announcements? They call LeBron’s (name), it’s like, ‘Geez,’ We won on the road at home,” Webster said according to the Washington Post. “How crazy is that? In this locker room, we have to believe in each other.”

The Wizards will have to believe in each other a bit more during John Wall’s absence, because two wins in 15 games isn’t going to help the team escape from poor attendance numbers and an arena that has been less than 80% full during home games. The reason the PA announcer highlighted that LeBron was in attendance is that King James and the reigning NBA champions sell tickets. The product Washington puts on the floor does not.

Wizards G Martell Webster slept in car after leaving keys in another city

Washington Wizards guard Martell Webster reminded us over the weekend that professional athletes have real-life problems, too. Webster arrived at Dulles International Airport in Northern Virginia early Saturday morning with his teammates and realized he was missing something very important — his car keys.

According to The Washington Post, Webster left his keys in Kansas City but was able to get into his car by way of an app on his iPhone. That solved the issue of not having a shelter, but he still had to kill some time while he waited for his wife to deliver the keys.

“Good thing I have a wife that loves me. She came and got me,” Webster explained. “I slept in my car for two hours, I’m not going to lie. I called my wife I was like, ‘You know what, it is 3:30. I’ll let you sleep a couple more hours, but you need to come get me.’ And she got me.

“As long as I had shelter, I was good. By the time I had figured out my keys were in Kansas City everybody was gone. I didn’t want to call anybody, I didn’t mind. I’m from the Northwest, we do weird stuff like sleep in our cars – not a problem. If you haven’t slept in your car then you’re weird.”

We’ve seen athletes sleep in some strange places before and even suffer injuries because of it, but I don’t know if I’d call someone weird if they’ve never slept in a car. You gotta do what you gotta do, but hopefully you never gotta sleep in your whip.

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Martell Webster’s hair is getting out of hand (Pictures)

Timberwolves swingman Martell Webster has been rocking a funky ‘do for a bit now, but it only came to my attention recently. He’s got the sides shaved and the top long in stringy tight curls. Some people may like it, but then you have guys like Phoenix analyst Eddie Johnson, who said commissioner David Stern needed to step in and do something about it. I agree — the Class Act/Coolio cut went out 20 years ago, no sense in bringing it back, Martell.

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