Enemies beware: you’ve been out-classed…and you’ve been out-schooled!
In case you somehow missed last night’s win against Dallas, it was due in large part to how, within 15 minutes off the bench, Sessions had scored 12 points and 4 assists.
Is Ramon Sessions the new Jeremy Lin?
It’s clear that Sessions, a benchwarmer for the Cavaliers after a stint in Minnesota and a slightly longer stay in Milwaukee before that, was in the right place, at the right time. Since coming to the Lakers, he has outscored starter Steve Blake in an embarassing way…and anyone with half a brain can read the writing on the wall.
Altogether, during his 29 minutes last night, Ramon Sessions scored 17 pts, 5 rebs, and 9 assists…and this is all when Sessions has been “thrown onto the court without any real training or practice with the guys” admits Coach Mike Brown!
Starter Steve Blake scored 3 points, 2 assists, and 0 rebounds.
Sessions, you can see, is already proving a great asset to the Lakers. The “Lakers have averaged 10 more points per game since Sessions has been with the Lakers” states Stu Lantz of Lakers TV. “He makes my job a lot easier,” agrees Bryant. “He gets into the paint and breaks down the defense.”
It’s not just that Session is fast and drives down to the basket–the only player on the team consistently showing close to the same intensity, focus, and speed as Bryant. It’s that with Sessions on one end and Bryant on the other, the rest of the players are forced to speed up to keep up.
The entire Laker game is more focused, and much, much, faster.
Suddenly Mike Brown’s job just got a whole lot easier…and he’s all smiles.
Now, if only Bynum can stop smiling on the court and remain focused on the game and get aggressive. True, he’s a sweet, nice young man and we all love him, but when you step out on the court, it’s not time for a tea-party with refs or middle school playground hoop-hanging and grandstanding.
It’s war. And you’re a warrior, yo.
It’s been 7 years. It’s about time to learn to do this on your own without having to be hand-held and constantly ridden by everyone else…anyone see MWP’s pep talks whispered on the court into Bynum’s ear during the game? Or were those just sweet nothings?
Gasol, meanwhile, flexed his might and scored 27 pts, 9 rebs, and 1 assist! Someone’s on fire…wonder what lit it?!!
And Kobe Bryant, cool as ice, knocked back 30 pts, 5 rebs, and 4 assists! And did you see that Play of the Game in the third quarter when the Mamba threw in his magic shot to take the Lakers up 68-55 with 7 minutes remaining in the 3rd…Genius at work!
And #24, as always, has already adapted, stepping into fill Derek Fisher’s shoes. In gestures worthy of El Presidente (aka D-Fish) Bryant congratulated Dragic on the Rockets win two nights ago, and then embraced Odom last night as well.
The Black Mamba, eternally adaptable, eternally great.
Final Score: 109-93 Lakers! Woot! Woot!