I was reading an article and I found this line to be confusing:
Abbas shuffled along around them, in the spotlight, but not really of it. Which is something you would never have said about Asif.
From the tone of the sentence, I understand this line to mean that he shared the spotlight with the others but did not exclusively own it like Asif used to.
I particularly don't understand the use of the phrase "but not really of it".
Can someone please explain the meaning of the bolded sentence?