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.”
not miss the chance to express his opinion of James Harden and his performance
he’s doing is absolutely remarkable though,” Bryant said. “He’s doing
some phenomenal stuff.”
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.”