TAG: Ramon Sessions

NBA, Video / Dec 27, 2012 / 10:00 am

Video: Dwyane Wade’s Kick Catches Ramon Sessions Below The Belt

Ramon Sessions

Adding a groin kick to insult — the latter being Charlotte’s 16th straight loss Wednesday — Miami’s Dwyane Wade caught the Bobcats’ Ramon Sessions, after a foul was called, with a swift kick to a place even sneaker companies’ newest basketball padding can’t help protect. It didn’t appear the kick could have been caused by any force Sessions used on Wade on the specific play, but Sessions went down hard, nonetheless. Read More »

2011 Free Agency, NBA / Aug 9, 2012 / 12:00 pm

The Top 10 Losers Of NBA Free Agency

Omer Asik Blocks Dwyane Wade At The Rim, Comes Back Bloodied

For every loser, there must be a winner. Yesterday we brought you the top 10 winners of NBA free agency, and so today we’re bring you it’s counterpoint: the top losers. For what it’s worth, some teams really did try to win (Toronto), while others reminded us why the owners need to be protected from themselves. All in all, it was fun – the topsy turvy he said/she said emotional chess match of Jeremy Lin‘s restricted free agency, the more simplisitic, checkers-like decision of Deron Williams. But with a heavy heart, we bring you those losers. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Jul 12, 2012 / 3:15 pm

Report: Charlotte Finalizing Deal For Ramon Sessions

Ramon Sessions

The reign of Ramon Sessions in Hollywood is almost officially over. Just a few months after every Laker fan donned their hats, grabbed some pennants and threw on the old Nick Van Exel jersey out of pure joy, Sessions will be unceremoniously leaving one of the best situations in the NBA for possible the worst. Charlotte isn’t exactly a banishment – it’s still an NBA team and the dude is still going to be banking an NBA check – but it sure feels like it for the player who was annihilated by Russell Westbrook in the second round of this past season’s playoffs. Read More »

NBA / Jun 20, 2012 / 4:30 pm

The Top 5 NBA Deadline Trades Of 2011-12

Ramon Sessions

Today brings the news that the Lakers’ point guard of the last half of the season, Ramon Sessions, plans to opt out of his deal with Los Angeles and test his worth in free agency. L.A. got one of the best deals of the trading deadline when they got him from Cleveland for Luke Walton, Jason Kapono and a draft pick. It was expected he’d test the water after he’d played such a strong 23 games with the Lakers. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / May 23, 2012 / 11:15 am

Report: Ramon Sessions “Definitely” Wants To Stay With The Lakers

Ramon Sessions

Before Ramon Sessions completely disappeared in the playoffs and started running around in Game 5 in OKC like Stan in Space Jam, Laker Nation was convinced they finally had their point guard of the future. L.A. had not had a legit starting point guard since the days of Nick Van Exel, going from a decomposing Ron Harper to Smush Parker to even players like Chucky Atkins and a 96-year-old Derek Fisher. When he arrived in Hollywood in March, Sessions provided an immediate boost. Perhaps it was the intensity of the playoffs or too much time spent off the ball… but either way, Sessions was broiled and served this postseason. Read More »

Featured Gallery, NBA / May 22, 2012 / 3:30 pm

The 5 Biggest Offseason Questions For The Lakers

2010 Los Angeles Lakers Championship Ring

Every offseason the Lakers don’t win a championship is a restless one for the franchise and its fans. The high expectations create a quicker panic trigger when those plans don’t mature, leaving anyone around feeling like GM Mitch Kupchak standing alone in a packed Oklahoma City Arena. The SoCal summer is a little dimmer. This season, however, there are more reasons to be uneasy — and they’re foundational reasons. Read More »

NBA, Video / May 22, 2012 / 9:00 am

Video: Russell Westbrook’s Backboard Continuation Shot

.Russell Westbrook

If there’s a better clip that exemplifies how Oklahoma City was rolling in Game 5, its close-out win over the Lakers, I’d like to see it. A season ago Russell Westbrook and his shots (specifically, his volume of shots) were to blame for the Thunder’s playoff exit. This year, because of shots like this, he’s a catalyst for their surge. Read More »

Smack / May 15, 2012 / 12:24 am

Russell Westbrook Lays Waste To Kobe, The Lakers; Sixers & Celtics Give A New Definition For ‘Ugly’

Kevin Durant & Russell Westbrook

Kevin Durant & Russell Westbrook (photo. Rob Hammer)

The Lakers were pretty much done by the opening minutes of the third quarter, and by the end of the third frame, OKC had disposed of the bodies in a covered ditch. A 15-2 run spanning the end of the second quarter to the start of the second half, which was punctuated by a Russell Westbrook lob and then a pull-up transition triple from Kevin Durant, put the home team up by 22 and it only got worse from there. In Game 1 of perhaps the most hyped series of the playoffs so far, the Thunder strangled L.A., 119-90. In a way it was shocking. But then again, it wasn’t, even if Metta World Peace was shocked enough to leave center stage with nearly an entire quarter to go and head back to the locker room. Read More »

Smack / May 7, 2012 / 12:20 am

Philadelphia Puts Chicago On The Brink; Carmelo and Co. End An Incredible Streak

Jrue Holiday

Jrue Holiday (photo. Nicky Woo)

Is this the end of the No. 1-seed Bulls as we know it? It was Jrue Holiday who finally mopped up Philly’s Sunday Game 4 win over Chicago. With Philly up just one, Holiday came down on back-to-back sets and hit two straight dagger triples. That ended a run where Holiday made six of his previous eight shots, turning it around after starting the afternoon 1-for-14. One-for-14. But those threes made a one-point lead become seven, and a one-game lead become two. It follows then that Chicago’s doubt without D-Rose has become a full-blown migraine. Holiday had 20 on the night, second to Spencer Hawes‘ 22 for the Sixers. Read More »

Smack / Apr 10, 2012 / 12:32 am

Russell Westbrook Shows Out Again; Spurs Lay A Late Easter Egg

Russell Westbrook

Russell Westbrook (photo. Jeff Forney)

Oklahoma City should show some love to Russell Westbrook for getting them back into first place in the West. The Thunder rolled on Milwaukee by 20 behind their superstar point guard. Westbrook destroyed the new look Buck backcourt, going for 26 easy points and seven rebounds in only 26 minutes. Kevin Durant added 19 and Thabo Sefolosha had a reverse dunk that even Kobe would’ve enjoyed … Who caught the Mike Dunleavy and Serge Ibaka tussle? Ibaka reached out to grab him by the shoulder, and Jr. busted out the most epic karate chop we’ve ever seen in an NBA game … The Thunder are back in first because Devin Harris got revenge, and Paul Millsap got freaky in the fourth. Read More »