When 13-year-old Natalie Gilbert choked up while singing "The Star-Spangled Banner" in front of 20,000 people at a Portland Trail Blazers game, coach Mo Cheeks rushed over, put an arm around her, and belted out the rest of the song with her. Cheeks couldn't sing to save his life, but he was willing to put his reputation on the line for someone who needed help -- and that's the mark of a real leader, writes Diego Rodriguez. "Sometimes in life it can feel foolhardy to rush in to try and make a difference, but doing so is rarely a foolish act. It's an act of leadership," he adds.
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