Originally Posted by LKeet6
Personally I think it's easier to deal with having a soft, dumb guy like howard in the locker-room than it is to have an overly intense and demanding guy like bryant. With howard you create that winning vibe and just don't let him mess with it. With bryant if you don't live up to his standards there's immediately problems and the rifts start. Even jordan and phil jackson realised this and jordan softened a bit.
You cannot have someone that thinks they are the shizza, the leader and all that be a terrible leader. It leads to complacency and stagnation. And Howard is not a leader. Period... he just thinks he is and he never leads. I would take Kobe even ta his age now in a second.