Not that I ever thought Bean was going anywhere, but this pretty much ensures he will end his career as a Laker. Here is the report from NBA.com
The Los Angeles Lakers have signed guard Kobe Bryant to a three-year contract extension, it was announced today by General Manager Mitch Kupchak.
“We are extremely pleased that we were able to reach an agreement and come to terms on the extension at this time,” said 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 my opinion, counting this year it gives Kobe four shots to move up the greatest of all time charts.
He has four rings now.
He could max out at eight, if he gets to six that would be a hell of an accomplishment.
Lakers fans should be pleased by this.