It’s true that LeBron James is the future of basketball. His time is coming but not quite here. To watch Kobe Bryant play tonight reminded me of what leadership on the court looks like. Kobe takes the inevitable double team and spreads the ball out to his teammates, trusting in them to make the shots or the right plays. With that kind of trust from their team leader, they are free to just play. This is in stark contrast to the Cavs right now, where LeBron appears to think that he can will his team to victory. While that might have worked in the regular season on occasion, the Magic aren’t falling that easily. Only when LeBron is able to lead like Kobe has learned will LeBron even be in the same league, in my estimation.