The Los Angeles Lakers announced today that they have signed a three-year contract extension with Black Mamba.  This deal secures Kobe as a Laker through the 2012-14 season.

“We are extremely pleased that we were able to reach an agreement and come to terms on the extension at this time,” said Lakers general manger Mitch Kupchak. “Kobe has been a cornerstone of the Lakers for well over a decade, helping to lead us to four NBA championships and in the process developing into one of the greatest players in basketball history.”

“Two of our main goals heading into this season were to sign Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol to contract extensions,” continued Kupchak. “With the signing of Pau earlier this season and the signing of Kobe today, we were able to accomplish those goals, helping to keep the core of this team intact for the foreseeable future and in turn help to ensure the franchise’s continued success over the years to come.”

In Bryant’s 13 seasons with the Lakers, he has helped the Lakers win four NBA titles and has been a 12-time All-Star. He was also voted MVP in 2008 in the league and aided the U.S. in winning the gold medal in the Beijing Olympics.

Bryant has helped the Lakers win four NBA titles, including last season.  This season alone, he past Jerry West in points to become the Lakers’ all-time leading scorer. Bryant is currently the youngest player in NBA history to score 25,000 points.

In 70 games this season, Bryant is averaging 27.2 points, 5.3 rebounds and 5.1 assists in 38.8 minutes.

  • Waunie Wilson

    Awesome news!! although kinda expected… With Pau and Kobe signing extention mid season and Coach Jackson expecting to return, bright future

  • NiNaRoSs

    Question for you Mr.Bryant. If and when you do retire,…………….Will you retire w/the Los Angeles Lakers??????

  • shakobe

    Lets go and get 2 more rings Kobe.. Congrats on your extension…

  • kobethebest

    i’m sure the name “KOBE BRYANT”will be written in history books with golden letters….you can understand the reasons i think…..

  • jayjoka

    Laker 4 lyfe

  • OS24

    Where he belongs. Kobe is a loyal player and sticks with his team, unlike Lebron who will go to New York. Thanks for staying Kobe, you’re the best player I’ve ever seen. KB24 fan for life.

  • cq24

    Of course he is going to b a Laker 4 Life.

  • trojangirl09

    hell yeah!!!! more and more years of black mamba:))

  • KBJamaicanfan

    I never doubted that Kobe would end his career as a Laker. Congrats to Kobe and Lakers team. Looking forward to some more championships wins.

  • joana

    good decision kobe….

  • skassis

    Congratulations Kobe, May all your wishes come true, your fans never get enough of you, you made them very happy. All the best Kobe Bryant.

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  • blkmamba24

    My boy Kobe is doing big things.

  • kb24greatness

    Congrats Kobe! Time to put in work and get this Ring! Keep it here in LA!

  • yingda24

    Congratulations Kobe, we are the champaign 2010!!!and you are the best, please play until 40, coz i love watching u play this game. And i am gonna to watch your game in minneapolis this week, can I get your autograph pease?

  • tomynba

    Kobe Bryant the Black Mamba you will be better than Michel Jordan and you are better than Lebron James. i don’t like him so much his egoist. :))
    You’re the best!!!!in the NBA and nobody will be better than u in the NBA history or maybe me