There are many ways for a leader to motivate his team. He can dance like Rasheed. He reduce his teammates to tears like Kevin Garnett. He can work extremely hard off the court like Alonzo. What a leader does is everything in maintaining a team’s focus and attitude for all 82 games.
Last night, the Blazers were losing to the League-worst Clippers. Eric Gordon set the momentum in L.A.’s favor after a sick facial over two Portland bigs. So Brandon Roy did what only a few players in the League can do at will: Dominate. Sorry Cheikh Samb. Mr. Roy had to go to work.
Video courtesy of Blazer’s Edge.