Kobe Bryant Signs 2‑Year Extension with Los Angeles Lakers

Kobe Bryant signed a two-year con­tract exten­sion with the Los Ange­les Lak­ers on Monday.

The Lak­ers did not announce finan­cial terms, but a source told ESPNLosAngeles.com’s Ramona Shel­burne that the deal is worth $48.5 million. 

Even as a huge Lak­er fan, I don’t see the log­ic behind this deci­sion. Kobe Bryant has been one of the best play­ers of the cur­rent era, but I cer­tain­ly thought this would be his last year. As great as he is, age even­tu­al­ly catch­es up with you.

But I could be ter­ri­bly wrong. They don’t call him the Black Mam­ba for nothing.