Leaders are visionaries with a poorly developed sense of fear and no concept of the odds against them.

— Robert Jarvik

  • Making the people around you better
  • Influence
  • Not always convenient or comfortable
  • Showing up ready every day
  • Going at game speed during shooting drills
  • Thinking about your teammates
  • Evident, all the time, like it or not
  • Holding your best friends accountable
  • Owning your mistakes immediately
  • Keeping your teammates focused after a bad call
  • Communicating clearly, even when it’s hard
  • Sprinting back after a turnover
  • Listening
  • Making sure everyone’s phone is off before a meeting
  • Handling a loss properly
  • Handling a win properly
  • Having the mental capacity to be concerned about your teammates
  • A skill, not a rank
  • Reminding your teammates what the play call is
  • Squashing the bitching in the locker room, even when things suck
  • Speaking up
  • Staying quiet
  • Competing through everything, good or bad
  • Confronting bad behavior
  • Staying in great shape over the summer
  • Speaking truth to power, in the right tone, in the right setting
  • Unselfish
  • Not for everyone
  • Making sure everyone knows who they are guarding out of a huddle
  • Moving on the flight of the ball
  • Throwing it inside to the post who needs a touch
  • Getting excited for defensive drills
  • Staying positive when things are tough
  • Wanting to guard the other teams best player
  • Understanding and executing the scouting report
  • Crashing the glass to keep a play alive
  • The responsibility of everyone
  • Spending extra time with your teammates on 5-0 to learn the plays
  • Getting better when you are alone in the gym
  • Showing vulnerability
  • Talking on defense
  • Essential
  • Hard

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