​Jordan Clarkson is just 25 years old, but the Cavs guard has already played with two NBA legends in LeBron James and Kobe Bryant.


Clarkson was traded to the Cavs as part of the trade that sent Isaiah Thomas to LA at the ​trade deadline and has played in six games alongside James so far, giving him the opportunity to reflect on the leadership styles of the two superstars. 

Clarkson's picture of LeBron's leadership style seems slightly different from how fans perceive it to be. With the Cavaliers' season mired in locker room controversy, LeBron's leadership has been ​called into question by some fans this year.​​


Clarkson's description of Bryant is far from surprising; Kobe was known for his fiery personality and was often caught on camera yelling at teammates.

​​Clarkson is no doubt shaped by the two legendary players and is in the midst of a strong year, averaging 14.5 points, 3.1 assists, and 3.0 rebounds in just over 20 minutes per game.


The guard has fit in well since being traded to the Cavs and should be an important piece as the team looks for a fourth consecutive Eastern Conference championship and a Finals ring.