The Los Angeles Lakers have signed All-Star guard Kobe Bryant to a 2-year contract extension. General manager Mitch Kupchak made the anticipated announcement Monday, ending speculation that Bryant could end up with another team after this season. ''This is a very happy day for Lakers fans and for the Lakers organization,'' Kupchak said in a statement. The fourth-leading scorer in NBA history hasn't played this season as he recovers from surgery on his torn Achilles tendon in April.



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