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The Los Angeles Lakers veteran big man Tristan Thompson isn’t concerned with playing time. He wants to be a “star in his role” as a team leader.

“Sometimes it’s hard to see what’s going on the court,” Thompson said. “So, it’s on me on the sidelines and stuff that I notice to put in their ear. If I help them become one percent better, it helps our team be better. And that’s part of my role being here, is how can I help this team get one percent better?”