James Harden on Houston Crowd Chanting for Kobe: ‘I Was Chanting His Name Too’

James Harden scored 30 points to lead the Houston Rockets past the LA Lakers, 126-97 on Saturday night. But of course, most of the attention was on the legendary player for the visitors: Kobe Bryant.

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: