James Harden had 40 points with 13 Assists in his final showdown against his idol Kobe Bryant in a Rockets win over the Lakers. The Beard will be happy to know the Black Mamba was impressed.
“I was sitting on the sideline watching him go off,” Bryant said. “James is such a fantastic player. All I can do is sit on the sideline and shake my head at some of the plays he was making, the shots he was making. Those are difficult shots for 90 percent of the players in the league. He makes them look effortless.”