Martell Webster RumorsAll NBA Players
Height: 6-7 / 2.01
Weight:210 lbs. / 95.3 kg.
Height: 6-7 / 2.01
Weight:210 lbs. / 95.3 kg.
Martell Webster: Jerome Kersey was a good friend of mine. Would always ask how I was doing. It’s truly a sad time for me. So much love for that man. R.I.P.
This season, Plumlee began working with a new company called GuardLab, whose marketing efforts seem to reflect the changing concept of mouth guards in athletics. In an interview, Flint Reilly, one of the company’s founders, noted the equipment’s usefulness in safeguarding against concussions and reducing muscle tension throughout the body. That is the same reason that Martell Webster of the Washington Wizards has, for the past few seasons, worn a thin, clear retainer that does little more than create separation between his top and bottom rows of teeth and encourage an optimal jaw alignment. “Everything is connected, so relaxing your jaw has an overall relaxing effect on your muscles,” Webster said. “Your body is looser, and in sports, especially basketball, you want to be as loose as you can.”
Martell Webster: It has honestly been a amazing journey wmaking music, I truly enjoy the process over everything. So I’m completely humbled to be able to release my first single Exposed with London Tone Music as a part of their 52/52 A Year In Your Ear project which you all can enjoy at http://londontonemusic.com/?audio=martell-webster the link is also in my Bio. #music #portland #seattle #life #eyrst enjoy and share please
Almost six months to the day of his third back surgery in four years, Martell Webster will be active and in uniform for the first time this season when his Washington Wizards open a grueling five-game road trip against the Houston Rockets Monday night. Webster participated in Washington’s shoot-around Monday morning and explained after the session that he was cleared to play before the Wizards’ win over the Boston Celtics Saturday, but Coach Randy Wittman held him out so that he could practice once more before returning. The Wizards, however, didn’t practice before flying to Houston Sunday and Webster completed a rigorous individual workout instead. While he will be active, whether he plays is unknown.
Martell Webster continues inching toward making his season debut following back surgery in late June, but it won’t come on Tuesday. The swingman participated in nearly all of Washington’s practice on Monday and was on the practice court for an additional workout after the team session. “It’s getting closer,” Coach Randy Wittman said. “It won’t be tomorrow. But we have to continue progress his strength. Not only his back, but when you have a back injury, your legs and everything else.”
Martell Webster spent about two hours after practice Saturday getting up shots and doing drills for his return which is expected to happen this week on a minutes restriction, as early as Sunday’s home game vs. the Phoenix Suns (CSN, CSNwashington.com and NBC Sports Live Extra, 5:30 p.m. ET).
Martell Webster: My Album is coming soon and I would love for you all to follow this journey. To be a part of it follow @Eyrst it will nothing short of astonishing http://instagram.com/p/vBfaUqhHrC/
“I’ve always wanted to retire young,” Webster said. “I love this game and I respect this game, but I only want to be in it as long as I can be effective and as long as I can feel comfortable.”
“I know this game is probably not going to be the healthiest thing for me if I try to stretch it out as much as a possibly can,” Webster told The Post Thursday. “So I intend to really give everything I got for these last three years of my contract and probably walk away from this game so I can be healthy.”
Webster, 27, will be just 30 years old when the contract four-year, $22 million contract he signed with Wizards last summer expires. “I’ve always wanted to retire young,” Webster said. “I love this game and I respect this game, but I only want to be in it as long as I can be effective and as long as I can feel comfortable.”
It was Webster’s third back surgery in four years, a harrowing sequence for any professional athlete. He is currently rehabbing at training camp, but is confident he can contribute to the Wizards this season as their backup shooting guard. Still, he remains mindful of the effects of his back injuries — both for his career and the long term — and he doesn’t envision playing professional basketball much longer. “I know this game is probably not going to be the healthiest thing for me if I try to stretch it out as much as a possibly can,” Webster told The Washington Post on Thursday. “So I intend to really give everything I got for these last three years of my contract and probably walk away from this game so I can be healthy.”
As for his work on the court, the Wizards remain unsure when Webster will be cleared to return. Webster had the surgery on June 27 and was given a diagnosis of three to five months. “It’s kind of just day to day. He’s probably not obviously going to be 100 percent come Tuesday,” head coach Randy Wittman said at a news conference Wednesday, referring to the start of training camp. “But he’s going to be able to do some things. When you’re dealing with back surgery it’s just a matter of your body finally getting everything re-energized, the nerves and everything of that nature. We have to be careful with that.”
The Wizards splurged on Martell Webster last summer in part because Fegan represents both Webster and John Wall, per several league sources. This is not an uncommon thing; the Cavaliers may soon experience it with Thompson.
The Washington Wizards announced today that forward Martell Webster had successful microdisectomy surgery yesterday to repair a herniated disc in his lower back. He will begin the rehab process immediately and is expected to miss approximately three to five months before resuming basketball activity.
Ben Standig: Wizards announce Martell Webster had successful microdisectomy surgery yesterday to repair herniated disc in his lower back. Out 3-5 months. Team release says “Webster sustained the injury during a routine workout at the Wizards’ practice facility last week.” #WizardsTalk
Webster was among the last class of players to enter the league directly out of high school in 2005. Looking back, however, Webster wishes the age minimum had been in place a year earlier. “If I could do it over again, I would go to school,” said Webster, who had committed to the University of Washington before going sixth overall to Portland. “I think guys should go to college. It’s a social void that you’ll never be able to replace.”
Though tired, the Wizards were jovial after the win. When an annoying beeping sound was heard throughout the locker room, Martell Webster had his teammates in stitches when he said Gortat was taking in too much oxygen with his big nose and that the beeping sound was alerting everyone that the levels were getting too low.
Miami is bringing Oden along slowly, hoping to mostly keep him encased in bubble wrap until they need the 7-foot bruiser in the playoffs to contend with Indiana’s Roy Hibbert in the Eastern Conference finals or possibly San Antonio’s Tim Duncan if they get together for an NBA Finals rematch. With the image of Oden’s last appearance still fresh in his memory, Webster is happy to see Oden back jumping again – and landing on both feet. “To see him come back from that is amazing,” Webster said. “That kid’s like a little brother to me. I’m very happy and proud of that kid, for making his entry back into the NBA. I felt he always should’ve been here and at the top. And the fact that he’s back and he looks healthy – he’s a step slow, but with time that’ll all come back – just in itself, through all the injuries and everything he’s gone through in life, just the fact that he’s out there and showing glimpses of the old Greg, hopefully, he can get it back on track.”
And so, please do check out this video from Saturday night of Martell Webster and a teen-aged fan, somewhere in the depths of Verizon Center’s parking garage. The fan — who, with his suburban friends, likes to greet players in the parking garage after games — mistakenly called Webster “Chris Singleton.” Webster demanded an apology. This is what he got. Here’s to more fun stories featuring winning (or at least .500) teams, and fewer transcribed interviews about teams in disarray. Maybe. For a couple days, anyhow.
“I don’t care. I just don’t care. It’s just not important to me,” Webster said of coming off the bench for the first time since Nov. 16. “We played great. It was a gut-checking win. The fact that we were able to come through adversity, it shows character. What we want to do is build on that.”
A shirtless Martell Webster videobombed Wall toward the end of the media scrum. He stopped, flexed some muscles, kissed a bicep and slowly left. Wall, clearly used to his teammate’s shenanigans, didn’t miss a beat.