Kobe remains with Lakers
LOS ANGELES -- Kobe Bryant's journey through free agency ended Thursday where it began -- with the Los Angeles Lakers.
Bryant chose the Lakers over the Clippers, remaining with the team he joined in 1996 at age 18 and later helped win three NBA championships.
"It feels great to be in the city of Los Angeles playing for the Lakers the next seven years," Bryant said after Thursday's news conference where he signed his lucrative contract. "It feels unbelievable."