LeBron James
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Los Angeles Lakers owner and influential team executive Jeanie Buss on the eve of Game 5 of the NBA Finals expressed the importance of LeBron James’ leadership:

“The strength of LeBron, not only as a basketball player but as a human being, has inspired me to be stronger, be more outspoken about things that are wrong in the world today,” she said. “I collected comic books growing up, and I would tie a towel around my neck like a cape, like Supergirl or Wonder Woman. LeBron is as close to a real-life superhero as any person I have ever seen,” Buss said, per Kyle Goon of the Sun.

Jeanie Buss can be really proud of her team leader, because the Lakers are just one win away from the organization’s 17th NBA championship.