The Late-Day Wisdom of Kobe Bryant

Unless you find NBA basketball to be the bane of your existence, then you probably know that last night was the final game in Kobe Bryant’s storied basketball career. Although Bryant was a polarizing figure for most of his career, many people are now unabashedly celebrating him for the example he set: a genius who mastered his craft no matter what the costs. However, Bryant’s career is a cautionary tale that professional genius does not necessarily equal strong leadership. Whispering minds would argue that Bryant’s ruthless pursuit of greatness is what made him an impeccable leader. As some pundits have
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