Celtics fan, but I know I’m probably going to go through the same misery as the baseball season. So I’ll be backing Chicago in the East and OKC in the west. I think the Knicks got a hell of a team with a lot of potential. I hate the heat, respect Wade though. And I still absolutely hate the lakers. Howard is a bitch, I hope he has back problems again this year and doesn’t play more than 40 games. Still got love for Nash but he’s an enemy now. Kobe is still an arrogant prick(pretty stupid comments he made about Smush Parker), but I still respect his game. Really can’t wait for the season to start. [/quote]
kobe posted this on his fb wall, "Leadership is responsibility.
There comes a point when one must make a decision. Are YOU willing to do what it takes to push the right buttons to elevate those around you? If the answer is YES, are you willing to push the right buttons even if it means being perceived as the villain? Here’s where the true responsibility of being a leader lies. Sometimes you must prioritize the success of the team ahead of how your own image is perceived. The ability to elevate those around you is more than simply sharing the ball or making teammates feel a certain level of comfort. It’s pushing them to find their inner beast, even if they end up resenting you for it at the time.
I’d rather be perceived as a winner than a good teammate. I wish they both went hand in hand all the time but that’s just not reality. I have nothing in common with lazy people who blame others for their lack of success. Great things come from hard work and perseverance. No excuses.
This is my way. It might not be right for YOU but all I can do is share my thoughts. Itâ??s on YOU to figure out which leadership style suits you best.
Will check back in with you soon… Till then
btw, smush made some negative comments on kobe in some interviews too i believe. so i guess it evens out? and kobe > smush any day. not that the comments may not have been mean.