Contract extension talks began a little while back, and today, the Lakers made it official. Kobe Bryant has re-signed on the dotted line for two more seasons. From the press release: “The Los Angeles Lakers have signed Kobe Bryant to a two-year contract extension, it was announced today by General Manager Mitch Kupchak. Per team policy, terms of the contract were not released. ‘This is a very happy day for Lakers fans and for the Lakers organization,’ said Kupchak. ‘We’ve said all along that our priority and hope was to have Kobe finish his career as a Laker, and this should ensure that that happens. To play 20 years in the NBA, and to do so with the same team, is unprecedented, and quite an accomplishment. Most importantly however, it assures us that one of the best players in the world will remain a Laker, bringing us excellent play and excitement for years to come.’”