He said: "Two different styles of leadership". "Kobe, he is testing you, seeing what you gonna give him". He gonna get at you, he gonna scream at you, he gonna cuss. He had his own way of leading guys as well. "Two different sides. I'm just blessed to see both of them".
Since getting sent to Cleveland from the Los Angeles Lakers, Clarkson has been scorchingly efficient. "Get shots up and stuff like that", he said. Fourteen years that saw him average 27.4 points, 5.7 rebounds, 5.1 assists and 1.6 steals per game on 45.5 percent shooting from the field. But Clarkson at least offers more evidence here on why it is hard to accurately compare the two all-time greats when they are so wildly different, both in playstyle and in personality.
Speaking on the CavsHQ radio show this week, Clarkson described the differences between the leadership styles of Bryant and James. That's not to say Bryant wasn't bonding with his teammates, just that James constantly goes out of his way to do so.
Jordan Clarkson took to his new role as one of LeBron James' many sidekicks like a golden retriever to another dog's butt, going so far as to inspire the Cleveland Cavaliers superstar to join him in a new three-point celebration in their first game together. When it comes to LeBron, given his unselfish play on the court, it was more than likely that James was very team-oriented, and wanted everyone on the same page at all times to form a cohesive unit.
Jordan Clarkson has had the rare privilege of playing with two of the greatest National Basketball Association players ever, and he can see at least one key distinction between them.