Dwight Howard recently joined Shams Charania of Stadium to discuss his return to the Los Angeles Lakers. Amid their discussion, Howard reacted to Kobe Bryant’s confidence in his second stint with the team.

Bryant believes his former teammate is ready to succeed in his second tenure with the Lakers. Howard hadn’t heard Bryant’s comments, but he says he appreciates his faith:

Shams: One thing that Kobe said recently is that he thinks you’re going to be great in terms of focusing on your role. Have you spoken to him since you got here? What’s your take on what he said?