Ramon Sessions: Lakers Always Wanted the Big-Name Guy

Ramon Sessions: Lakers Always Wanted the Big-Name Guy


After being traded to the Los Angeles Lakers from the Cleveland Cavaliers on the trade deadline last season, Ramon Sessions finally had a chance to be a starting point guard on a post-season contender. Sessions called the opportunity a dream come true, and helped lead the Lakers to the second round of the Western Conference playoffs.

However, after the season Sessions opted out of his contract to test the free agent waters, only to see the Lakers acquire future Hall of Fame point guard Steve Nash as his replacement. When asked about the reasoning behind his decision to opt-out, Sessions talked about the fear of being traded by the Lakers in a deal for Nash or another marquee point guard.

“It was one of those situations I looked at like, ‘If I do come back what if they trade me?’ ” Sessions said. “There were talks about getting Deron. They always wanted the bigger-named guy. What if I get traded to a team and it’s my contract year? It was one of those things that I can’t say if I opted in, [Nash] wouldn’t have come. They still might have tried to get him. You just never know.”

The above quote came from a recent Sessions interview with Marc Spears of Yahoo! Sports, and is very telling of Sessions’ reasoning behind his decision to hit free agency.

Many fans were surprised that Sessions chose to opt out of his deal, but they were still expecting L.A. to bring back the young guard. When the team moved on to Steve Nash the entire league was surprised, including Sessions.

Ultimately Ramon agreed to a deal with the Charlotte Bobcats, and will be looking to continue to build his reputation with the team that were the not-so-proud owners of the worst winning percentage in league history a season ago.

  • Bigraidernation

    we would of never got steve nash if did’nt opt out of his contract (wasted a 1st round pick for him) there was to much pressure in laker land he’s a waste of sperm fuck sessions (no pressure in a bobcat uniform)PERIOD!!!! 

  • es

    He couldn’t handle the pressure. Too bad, now he’s a Charlotte bobcats. He’s status suits him well there.. Not with the elites

  • http://www.facebook.com/alfredo.domondon.37 Alfredo Domondon

    Dude decided to make more $$ so he decide to go with the 
    Bobcats.Ur choice ur career.

  • Scervantez81@yahoo.com

    thank God he bounced we wouldnt of got steve nash ,so yah it worked out for us laker fans.

  • Scotland432000

      Sessions was just scared he could not handle the big city

  • Scotland432000

    he is overpaid as a back up in charlotte

  • shibal

    you had your chance to have a big name in l.a.  maybe if you showed up last yrs playoffs you wouldn’t have been so underated. btw how’s it like being on a losing team the rest of your career?