Kobe Bryant and Derek Jeter have molded their careers around a one simple ideal.
While producing Hall of Fame numbers, both men have displayed the core values that define a great leader.
We will remember Bryant's game-winning buckets and his Championship resolve.
We will remember Jeter racing towards home plate to track down a missed cutoff throw and his fist pump after winning another World Series title.
But while we tend to marvel at their individual moments of athletic glory, it's important to also realize the impact they have had on those around them.
When actions weren't enough, both players have always been willing to speak out to lend support or motivation to their teammates.
One way or another, their actions and words have produced consistent success.
And when their team needs a big play, we know these two leaders will answer the call.
Here's a look at 25 of the best leaders in sports today.