2 Jul 2009

Bryant set to remain in Los Angeles Lakers

6:16 pm on 2 July 2009

Basketball superstar Kobe Bryant has opted not to terminate the final two years of his contract with the Los Angeles Lakers and is expected to sign a three-year contract extension later this month.

Bryant, who led the Lakers to their 15th NBA crown with a convincing 4-1 series win over the Orlando Magic last month, has spent his entire 13-season career in Los Angeles.

Bryant, the Most Valuable Player of the NBA Finals, had signalled last month he was committed to staying in Los Angeles.