Lakers, Kobe Bryant Talking Contract Extension

Source: Ramona Shelburne |

Lakers_Kobe_Bryant_2013Kobe Bryant isn’t going anywhere.

Los Angeles Lakers executive vice president of basketball operations Jim Buss said Friday that the team has started talks with Bryant’s representative on a contract extension for the five-time NBA champion and fully expects a new deal to be completed before the star guard can become a free agent July 1.