Ramon Sessions isn’t really the type of point guard that stimulates your emotions during a basketball discussion. A serviceable player, sure. A productive spot filler off the bench and a security blanket for the world’s best point guard, check that too.
A poser of seductive glamour shots for club party flyers? The best.
But what’s often overlooked with these types of veteran players is the considerable amount of experience they’ve had in the league, playing for a variety of different teams – both good and bad (mostly bad) – and how important having that kind of presence in the locker room really is for an evolving team like the Wizards. That said, what’s also important is understanding that their take on the direction an evolving team like the Wizards are going in is one that should be respected and not taken lightly.
Over the course of an eight year career, Sessions has played for seven different teams. Eight teams really if you consider the two stints with Milwaukee that were six years apart from each other. So based on his vast experience on so many different rosters, I asked Ramon on Media Day last week about his thoughts on the direction the Wizards were going in:
“The last couple years, they’ve been knocking on the door. I feel like it’s time to knock that door down. I was part of it last year so I know the feeling we had in that locker room. I think they’re building a great thing here, you got two young stars in John and Brad, you know, arguably one of the best backcourts in the league. It’s exciting.”
After successfully displaying their new-style offense and thrashing the Sixers in their first preseason match, I wouldn’t say the Wizards are that much closer to knocking the door down, but they did rattle a few hinges with a few hard bangs.
I also conducted a random-ass, silly questionnaire for Ramon. It went as follows:
Consider Don Trump becoming the new Wizards owner. Are you seeking a trade or looking for a max deal?
“I’m rolling with Trump. Standin’ pat.”
Coming out the shower and forgetting your towel, or pouring a bowl of cereal and not having any milk?”
“Oh the cereal with no milk. That’s the worst in the world. I can brave out the towel, I ain’t worried about that. I’m hungry I need the cereal and I got no milk? It’s the worst.”
Who is your spirit Nickelodeon character?
“I’ma go with TOMMY.”