Kobe Bryant Took A Shot At James Harden And Rockets

Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant has seen pretty much everything during his professional career, and this time he shared his opinion on the Houston Rockets.

Kobe Bryant knows that the Rockets rely heavily on NBA MVP James Harden, but he does not like their style. Harden has to control the offense, and Bryant is not really convinced that this style will bring them championships.

“I don’t think that style’s ever going to win championships,” the legend said on ESPN’s The Jump. “But at the same time you have to keep your team’s head above water to win games. So you have to do what you have to do to win games. And he’s doing that… This style of play, it won’t win, with one player dominating the ball.

“Now when you have Chris Paul back, you have more movement to the offense. Where you move guys around, you’re harder to find… If you take one player and put him on the top of the key… the defense can key on that, particularly in the playoffs, and that’s easy to defend.” 

Bryant did not miss the chance to express his opinion of James Harden and his performance this season.

“What he’s doing is absolutely remarkable though,” Bryant said. “He’s doing some phenomenal stuff.” 

Harden sort of agreed with Kobe Bryant

“I mean, I have to be ball dominant just because we have injuries,” Harden said. “We had injuries throughout the course of the year, but when we get Chris [Paul] in a rhythm and Eric [Gordon] back and get our full roster, we got multiple guys that can make plays, multiple guys that can dominate the ball.

“For right now, he’s probably right. This way, that we’re playing, won’t happen, won’t get us to where we want to go. But we haven’t had a full roster yet, so I’m excited for that to come.”

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