It’s Time To Start Ramon Sessions!

I know it’s only been two games since Ramon Sessions has been with the Lakers but it’s time to put him in the starting lineup. Two games is an incredibly small sample size, but with this lockout-shortened season there is no time to waste.

The Lakers got rid of Derek Fisher because Sessions was coming to LA. There was no way they could justify starting Fisher when a younger, better point guard was sitting on the bench. A five-time champion gets pushed out the door but the Lakers are not willing to bench Steve Blake?

Sessions is, literally, running circles around Steve Blake. Lakers Fans haven’t seen a point guard with that kind of speed for over a decade.

I was at the game against the Utah Jazz Sunday and I must say watching Ramon Sessions run the floor is a sight to behold. It is said that he needs time to learn Mike Brown’s offense and that is why he needs to come off the bench. I don’t think that’s true. Without “knowing the offense,” Sessions has outplayed Blake in his two games as a Laker.

I’m sure he can pick up the offense in due time. And even if he doesn’t, he’s still playing better than Steve Blake. There is no reason that Sessions should not be starting. Blake has scored a grand total of zero points in the last two games. Sessions has 17 points in the same time frame. He outscored the starting point guard 17-0 running an offense that he supposedly doesn’t know. Can you imagine how good he’s going to be when the “gets it”?

I have defended Mike Brown this whole season when others were calling for his firing. However, on this issue I have to disagree with Coach Brown.  Ramon Sessions needs to start.

The Lakers may not ever get back to the Showtime era, but with Session running the point, they could get pretty close.


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