Kobe Bryant signs new 2 year deal
On Monday Kobe Bryant signed a 2 year deal extension with, Los Angeles Lakers, securing 4th leading scorer in the NBA history in his twentieth season with the team. This season Kobe Bryant has not played when recovering from an operation on his plucked Achilles tendon back in April.
Los Angeles did not wait to reestablish their commitment to the 5 time National Basketball Association champ before he got anywhere near to free agent market next summer.
Kobe signed the contract with Jim Buss, the team owner and Mitch Kupchak, the general manager at his agent Rob Pelinka's office just before the LA Lakers left for East Coast road tour. Kupchak, Buss and Bryant all had stated repeatedly that Kobe Bryant would not leave his only home at NBA.
The thirty five year old guard tweeted a snap of his sign with the hashtag: #Laker4Life.
In a statement, Kupchak said told that this is a very happy day for the fans of Los Angeles Lakers as well as for the LA Lakers organization. They have said all along that their priority and hope was to have Kobe Bryant finish his career as a Laker, and this should ensure that this happens.
Kobe has spent over half of his life playing for LA Lakers. If this new contract with Lakers is fulfilled, then he would break John Stockton's record of nineteen seasons with a single National Basketball association franchise.