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Martell Webster, midgets and staying ready

WASHINGTON -- This will go down as the most amusing moment in a weird Wizards season. After the game, Martell Webster was asked about Trevor Booker's big fourth quarter and the importance of staying ready when you're out of the rotation. His answer is ... well, it's pretty incredible.

Here's the full transcript of the exchange.


REPORTER: Martell, the fact that [Randy Wittman] always talks about having guys be ready. Be ready. Be ready. But for [Trevor Booker] to come out and do what he did tonight, that really speaks to his character, wouldn't you say?

WEBSTER: Yeah, definitely. Book wore his heart on his sleeve tonight, and he came out and performed, which is the most important thing. Whatever it takes you to get ready, you've got to do it. Some people are superstitious. Hey, if it helps you get your mind into the game, do it. Do it. At this point where we are in the season, I don't care if you have to come in here and blast music. Whatever it takes. Have two midgets come in here and massage you. Whatever it takes, man, do it. 'COME ON IN HERE. BRING THEM IN HERE. RUB THEM DOWN.' (Laughs). We're at that point right now where we have to sacrifice to get guys into the game, so I'm going to have two midgets come in here and rub me down.

(Everyone laughs).

REPORTER, holding back laughter: The proper term is "little people."

WEBSTER: No, I call them midgets. I went to school with one, and I said, 'What do you prefer?' She said, 'I don't care. Midget. Call me a midget.' So that's what I'm going to call you.

(Reporter starts asking the next question, but Webster can't stop laughing.


Hey, whatever it takes, right?