Kobe finished with 25 points, 7 rebounds, 6 dimes and 3 steals in 31 minutes of action, to the delight of the Rockets home crowd. Tons of Kobe jerseys were in the arena, and as Bryant walked off the court to the final buzzer, chants of “Kobe! Kobe! Kobe!” rained down at the Toyota Center.
Harden was asked about those chants after the game, and his response was pretty cool. From Baxter Holmes of ESPN via Twitter:
Harden on if it was weird for Houston crowd to chant Kobe’s name: “No, he’s a legend. This is his last year. I was chanting his name too."
— Baxter Holmes (@Baxter) December 13, 2015