A dead giveaway for how good a particular leader may be is to gauge the reactions of their peers when they are mentioned. For some of the new players on the Los Angeles Lakers, however, any kind of reaction would be welcome.
During the Lakers’ post-free-agency press conference, new players Roy Hibbert, Lou Williams and Brandon Bass were asked if they had heard from Kobe Bryant yet. The awkward yet hilarious moment was captured by ESPN’s Dave McMenamin.
When you’re a self-obsessed player whose only concern is for your own personal victories, don’t expect your teammates to look up to you like you are some kind of leader.