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Golub: The difference between quiet leadership and no leadership

Spurs coach Gregg Popovich made waves recently when he dropped the “bombshell” news that former player Kawhi Leonard, the star who sat out a whole season with a suspect injury and refused to communicate with his team, was not a leader.  In response, Kawhi got angry and claimed he was a leader. That makes sense. He’s a star player looking to get a supermax salary; he’s not gonna say he isn’t a leader. I don’t know what Kawhi thinks or how he conducts himself in his team’s locker room.  His relatively quiet demeanor gives us a cool case study into what it takes to be a good leader.

Chen: Optimistic in the face of Oregon

It’s always hard for me to not be a pessimistic sports fan. When the Patriots met the Giants in last year’s Super Bowl, I had the uneasy feeling that the Pats would fall to their nemesis again. I was right. When the Celtics took a 3-2 series lead over the Heat in last year’s Eastern Conference Finals, I knew it was only a matter of time before LeBron James would singlehandedly find a way to beat us. I was right again.