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Jordan Clarkson Explained The Biggest Differences Between The Leadership Styles Of LeBron James And Kobe Bryant

Jordan Clarkson Explained The Biggest Differences Between The Leadership Styles Of LeBron James And Kobe Bryant

Each NBA player has a different style of leading his team in the league. As long as there are good results produced by the player, the method is considered to be successful.

Talking about it, Kobe Bryant and LeBron James are two of the best players to ever play in the NBA. Despite having different playing styles and leadership styles, the two players produced incredible results throughout their illustrious careers.

While Kobe won 5 rings in his career, James currently has 4 to his name. But since he is yet to show any signs of slowing down, he might win another NBA Championship before retiring from the NBA.

Anyway, coming back to our primary topic, Jordan Clarkson is someone who has shared the locker room with both Kobe and LeBron. So if there is someone who can help fans understand the difference between Kobe and LBJ's leadership style, it's Clarkson.

In fact, he did so back in a 2018 interview where he talked about how both NBA superstars had different yet similar leadership styles.

Via CavsHQ:

"During my rookie year, Kob was always on me. Get in the gym early with him, getting shots and stuff like that. When we got on the court, he was kinda, not as vocal as LeBron in terms of like being with everybody and encouraging and stuff, you know, Kob had his own of encouraging guys. But it was something similar.

Two different styles of leadership. LeBron, very encouraging, bringing everybody along. And Kobe, he testing you, seeing what you gonna give him. He gonna yell at you, he gonna scream at you, he gonna cuss, he gonna do whatever it is. An elbow. He had his own way of leading guys as well. It's two different sides, I'm just blessed to see both of them."

Clarkson was indeed blessed to have shared the court with two legends of the game. He must have learned a lot from them during his stint with the Lakers and the Cavaliers.

The 30-year-old is currently part of the Utah Jazz, where he plays as the point guard for the franchise. Maybe one day, he can lead young players of the Jazz like Kobe and James.