All bias aside, I think sometimes conflicts can be beneficial.
Like Fido says, you need to draw the line of course. But conflicts can keep the focus of the team in the right direction.
Some hardcore Laker fans I know (I'm not going to give any names), said they wished Kobe or someone else on the Lakers would step up and get in some peoples' face like KG does (not saying KG does it perfectly).
You always need someone on the team to kick your [expletive] into shape if you slack off or do something wrong.
But not make you cry like KG did to Big Baby haha.. That's crossing the line.
If you want a good example, the year the Clippers did good. It was the first year Cassell was there (his contract year of course). Cassell was a vocal leader. He would bark more commands from the sidelines than the coach would, and when he's on the floor all you can hear is him yelling at the players for what to do and what not to do. He brought the swagger to the team. It was as if the team was a bunch of young kids and Sam Cassell was brought in to be the chaperone.
And if you think getting my cellar dwellar bottom feeding Clippers from one of the worst teams to 1 game away from Conference Finals isn't a big deal, then that means some bias is clouding your view.
But there is a fine line between Leader
Edited by TheCalmInsanity, January 02, 2009 - 04:49 PM.