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Kobe Bryant Does Not Care If Teammates Don’t Like Him

Kobe Bryant, the Los Angeles Lakers megastar, was called a bad teammate by former backcourt mate Smush Parker, who responded to Bryant saying he was “terrible” and not fit for the NBA.

Bryant was cold in calling out Parker as he did. And Parker was justified to fight back after being so publicly insulted. In response to Parker, Bryant went to his Facebook page and wrote cryptically but pointedly about his personality and leadership and the clash that comes with those two when you are driven to win.

Here’s what Bryant wrote on his Facebook page:

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. It’s on YOU to figure out which leadership style suits you best.

Will check back in with you soon.. Till then

Mamba out

 

 

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2 thoughts on “Kobe Bryant Does Not Care If Teammates Don’t Like Him

  1. Yancy Morgan says:

    Makes perfectly good sense to me , this is a winner's frame of thinking and why there isn't many at the level as Kobe Bryant or MJ….stay focused Mamba.

  2. Tell it like it is black mamba, smush was out of the leauge after the lakers got rid of him. So apparently the rest of the leauge felt the same way about parker that kobe and the lakers felt. If he wants to call kobe a bad teammate then that's fine with kobe but, kobe didn't come into the leauge to be best buds with everybody, he came to win and be one of the greatest players to ever wear an nba uniform.

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