Damian Lillard is the best leader in the NBA, according to GM survey | The Jump

  • Published on Oct 18, 2019
  • In her daily monologue, Rachel Nichols discusses an NBA GM survey, in which Giannis Antetokounmpo was picked as the 2019-20 NBA MVP, the LA Clippers were tapped to win the NBA title, Brad Stevens did not get a single vote as best coach a year after winning it, the Denver Nuggets got the "most fun to watch" award, Zion Williamson was picked as most athletic, LeBron James received best passer and highest IQ, Steven Adams was voted the toughest, De'Aaron Fox won the fastest player, Damian Lillard got picked as best leader, and more. Amin Elhassan and Paul Pierce then react to the survey, in which Chris Paul and Rajon Rondo were chosen among the players most likely to become a coach.
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Comments • 613

  • Ayesha really Want me

    Best leader😂 swept 3 years in a row

  • pendletondrew
    pendletondrew Month ago

    He’s the only one who stuck around long enough to become the leader on his team.

  • halfstrike721
    halfstrike721 Month ago

    I’m hype for the rondo cp3 coach beef

  • Bung Chew
    Bung Chew Month ago +1

    *Shout-out to Paul Pierce for not turning his opinion about Damian into a comparison with himself! Hahaha, that usually happens whenever Paul opens his mouth...*

  • beris15
    beris15 Month ago

    Wait I thought they fired Paul pierce lol

  • Mikael Anthony
    Mikael Anthony Month ago

    Rondo said in an interview that he wants to deal with personnel more so... that he wants to be a GM.

  • Christophe Bergmans

    Because you're a basketball GM doesn't necessarily mean you know about basketball.

  • MisterAlerion
    MisterAlerion Month ago

    1. Lebron
    2. Steph
    3. Dame

  • MisterAlerion
    MisterAlerion Month ago

    That's why he got swept by the Warriors

  • Bezz St. Laurent
    Bezz St. Laurent Month ago

    Dame hasn’t led anything. Unless we’re talking about active players who’ve been swept. He probably leads in that. Why does he get a pass on this. He got swept by the pelicans 🤦🏽‍♂️.

    • Bezz St. Laurent
      Bezz St. Laurent Month ago

      Dylan Guyn they had the easiest path though. If they faced the clippers or for sure the rockets they wouldn’t have got that far.

    • Dylan Guyn
      Dylan Guyn Month ago

      He also made it to the conference finals without his starting center when they were picked to miss the playoffs by most

  • Trevor Philips
    Trevor Philips Month ago

    Which player would you want taking a shot with the game on the line? 1. Stephen Curry, Golden State -- 44%
    ooof.... that gonna make Max feel some type of way.

  • Trevor Philips
    Trevor Philips Month ago

    people out here acting as if Steph Curry is disrespected by this... best leader: 1. Damian Lillard -- 41%, 2. Stephen Curry -- 37% and also best Point Guard: 1. Stephen Curry -- 90%, 2. Damian Lillard -- 7%, 3. LeBron James -- 3%. (Last year: 1. Stephen Curry -- 57%)
    Curry also was #1 best shooter (86%) and wanting to take a game-winning buzzer beater (sorry Max lol), #2 for likely to win MVP, forces your team to make the most adjustments, #3 at best at moving w/o ball....
    so.... i'm not sure how disrespectful it was...

  • Trevor Philips
    Trevor Philips Month ago

    best leader and Paul George a runner-up? but likely less than 5-10% of the votes?
    who's betting Oklahoma City Thunder GM only dude who vote for him lol

    DREVM Month ago

    How can you know if someone is the best leader if you’ve never coached them or played with them?

  • oscar alabi
    oscar alabi Month ago

    Steph Curry is the best leader by far. Being loyal to his team from day one, turn the franchise around to be one of the best all time, made room and ego aside to accommodate another superstar as Kevin Durant, never being in trouble off court and the list goes on.

  • Rodney king
    Rodney king Month ago +1

    Dame ⌚

  • Mike ferrari Ferrari
    Mike ferrari Ferrari Month ago +1

    Only thing he's leading is a team to a second round exit.

  • Jody Breeze
    Jody Breeze Month ago

    Moses brown is a sleeper pick in the draft for Portland

  • Tommy Morillo
    Tommy Morillo Month ago +1

    I can't speak highly of a man who tries to get away with spitting on another man's face by denying it. I have no respect for Rajon Rondo.

  • Celo Bernard
    Celo Bernard Month ago +1

    Steven Adams is not the thoughest guy in the NBA he’s probably the strongest but Zion got something to say about that

    • Diego Velazquez
      Diego Velazquez Month ago +2

      Celo Bernard Zion can’t even stay healthy lol

  • Mike Gregory
    Mike Gregory Month ago

    For real though rondo as a coach would be must see tv lol

  • Commissioner Gordon

    Not surprising at all, Dame is CLEARLY the best leader in the league.

    • Diego Velazquez
      Diego Velazquez Month ago

      Commissioner Gordon leader of 2nd round exits lol

  • Michael Cruz
    Michael Cruz Month ago

    Anyone else annoyed by Amin?

  • Lit Boy
    Lit Boy Month ago +1

    The best leader is Kyrie Irving easily😂

  • Big O
    Big O Month ago

    No hes not he just old school and dont believe in team hopping

  • Cool Breeze
    Cool Breeze Month ago

    CJ leads Portland, smh

  • GP Love
    GP Love Month ago +1

    The Portland Trail blazers need to sign Carmelo Anthony if they want to win the championship

  • Truth Only
    Truth Only Month ago

    LBJ duh. Dude has led his team to the finals 9 times 🤷🏾‍♂️

    • Diego Velazquez
      Diego Velazquez Month ago

      Truth Only in a weak conference and then missed the playoffs his first season out west 🌝

  • Mike Ike
    Mike Ike Month ago +1

    the blazers have got better every year..without another huge star like most other team..dame literally flies his team out to work with eachother , CJ personally say dame helped him become who he is. but yall think leadership is playing on a STACKED team.

    • Diego Velazquez
      Diego Velazquez Month ago

      Mike Ike leading his team to 2nd round exits lol

  • bronzecap
    bronzecap Month ago

    Barkley: “ well first of all, lemme tell you suntin, Chris Paul is the best leader we have got in our league”

      QUEENDOM Month ago

      On the court yes..off the court no. Lol

  • Carlton Fripp
    Carlton Fripp Month ago

    Best to lead his team out of the playoffs?

  • jerel gutter
    jerel gutter Month ago

    Western finals again you heard it here first....

  • vProductions16
    vProductions16 Month ago

    Tomáš Satoranský, new meme? Internet do your job.

  • Miss Jovy
    Miss Jovy Month ago

    There is no way Lillard is the best leader when he's been playing too many isolation!

  • KennyD
    KennyD Month ago +79

    Dame gets this cuz he doesn’t play with nearly the same talent as other stars, yet he has Portland in the playoffs every year.

      QUEENDOM Month ago +2

      No he gets it because he doesnt move teams

  • Shawn Guron
    Shawn Guron Month ago +1

    LeBron is the type of leader to leave 3 organizations

  • SpaceTurtle
    SpaceTurtle Month ago +15

    I’m tired of people claiming Chris Paul as a good leader. He is terrible.
    There is something about him that no one wants to play with.

    • Hack Kite
      Hack Kite Month ago

      Yeah leader getting ousted by rockets. He couldn't even handle them

    • Trevor Philips
      Trevor Philips Month ago

      he got sub 10% of the vote =p it was probably a person, not people =p prob the OKC GM and that's it lol

  • Nathan Perkins
    Nathan Perkins Month ago

    Most people in here don't seem to know what the word leadership means. It's not only about the product on the court, but off of it as well. Nobody in the league supports their teammates, franchise, and community the way Dame does.

  • Chris R.
    Chris R. Month ago

    No surprise look at his team has been compared to others, and he’s been getting his team to the playoffs consistently with his play and leadership. Coach for the blazers is good as well but it’s no surprised he’s been there because of the superstar in dame he drafted.

  • Charles Brown
    Charles Brown Month ago

    Believable perhaps

  • Romanian Shadow
    Romanian Shadow Month ago


  • Pablo De Bella
    Pablo De Bella Month ago

    Too bad he wont ever win a ring in the west

  • armin38822
    armin38822 Month ago

    Chris Paul would make a fantastic assistant coach. But don't put him in charge just yet. After 5 or even 7 season as an assistant.

  • SeanScatpack Fallon

    I think Derrick Jones Jr is the most athletic player in the league

  • ghoney718
    ghoney718 Month ago

    Lbj leagues beat passer?

  • Cognitive Science
    Cognitive Science Month ago

    Did they just take a jab at morey’s democracy tweet?????

  • SitrucTrees
    SitrucTrees Month ago

    If he (Lillard) is the best leader , then he would have RINGS..................

    • Diego Velazquez
      Diego Velazquez Month ago

      MEbleedCRIMSONblood “Damian lillard takes scrubs teams to the playoffs”.... Yea you’re definitely a casual. 🌝
      Cj McCollum has been averaged 20 ppg for the past several seasons and Damian lillard already played with bonafide all star LaMarcus Aldridge.
      LOLOLOLOL you actually said lilard takes scrub teams to playoffs. CJ McCollum is WAAAY better than udonis haslem, an old jermain O’Neal and Michael Beasley lol

    • Diego Velazquez
      Diego Velazquez Month ago

      MEbleedCRIMSONblood shaq averaged 13 ppg in the 2006 finals....
      Wade averaged 34 ppg.🌝
      These are metrics and data not opinion.
      All you’re doing is trying to downplay other players’ accomplishment making excuses for why Damian Lilard always gets owned by the warriors come playoff time lol.

    • ultimodragon09
      ultimodragon09 Month ago

      MEbleedCRIMSONblood facts

    • MEbleedCRIMSONblood
      MEbleedCRIMSONblood Month ago +2

      Diego Velazquez which is why I also mentioned Shaq’s name along with Lebron and Bosh lol what did he win without THOSE THREE guys? What’d he do with guys like Shawn Marion? Or Jermaine O Neal? This isn’t a knock on Wade my guy, I actually know what I’m talking about 😂 take up golf, you’ll probably be better at talking about it ☺️

    • Diego Velazquez
      Diego Velazquez Month ago

      MEbleedCRIMSONblood Wade won finals mvp before Lebron even got there... LOL. Lilard is the leader of 2nd round exits

  • Mai Room
    Mai Room Month ago +1

    after Popovuch, Doc Rivers is the best coach in the leauge.

  • DwadeFL4SHMV3
    DwadeFL4SHMV3 Month ago

    Lebron is literally leadership personified on a basketball court. Dame deserves his respect and is underrated but better leader than Bron? How; the experience gap is laughable, Bron dictates every aspect of the game while Lilards main/only role is scoring, and Brons teams have gone further under much more adversity compared to Lilards.
    And then curry is a better leader than bron? He’s not even the leader for his own team, that’s draymond.

  • Bruno Sabino
    Bruno Sabino Month ago +1

    a lot of sassy dudes on comment session. Dame about to torch your fav team

  • Chris Taggart
    Chris Taggart Month ago

    These GMs are stupid

  • Quentin Miles
    Quentin Miles Month ago

    No no no no. He got destroyed by Jrue holiday in the first round 2 years ago. He got exposed. And then this year they lose 4-0 to the warriors after having a lead at half like the whole series. He’s not the best leader. What makes him the best? What results has he achieved to give him that title?

  • money game
    money game Month ago


  • thatfatguy
    thatfatguy Month ago

    Best leader by default bec all the other better stars switched teams

  • QuelakaLilNino
    QuelakaLilNino Month ago

    Ofc 🤷🏾‍♂️

  • Rubi Kino
    Rubi Kino Month ago



    In what world is he a leader much less the best leader, smh.....

  • YouCan'tAlwaysGet WhatYouWant

    Best leader for ending their playoff run with a sweep

  • Bobby Tsunami
    Bobby Tsunami Month ago

    no surprise these are the same guys wasting high draft picks on busts year after year

  • Book of shadows contributor Brian

    Dam top five point guard in west 🏀🍣