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10 Characteristics of an Awesome Teammate

By Stack MVP, 09/06/19, 5:00PM CDT

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Great teams don't just have great athletes. They have great teammates. If you're not living these 10 qualities, now is the time to start!

Great teams are built with great teammates.

When the Miami Heat brought LeBron James and Chris Bosh in to team with Dwyane Wade, their friendship off the court and willingness to give up some of the individual spotlight delivered the team back-to-back championships.

But you don't necessarily have to be best friends with someone to be a great teammate for them. You also don't have to be the best player on the team to be a great teammate. That's the beauty of sports—you can always control your effort and attitude, which in turn has a huge effect on how you impact your team.

With that, here are 10 qualities amazing teammates tend to have in common.