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LeBron James opened up about playing in memory of the late NBA and Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant.

James said he hopes to make Bryant and his family proud in the playoffs.

“At the end of the day, we just hope we make him and his family proud,” James told reporters after Game 3 against the Houston Rockets.

James and the Lakers earned the 112-102 win and now lead the series 2-1.

Game 4 is on Thursday.