Kobe pleased with Lakers' progress, says he wants to stay put
LOS ANGELES -- Kobe Bryant made clear Monday what's been, at the very least, a bit ambiguous for nearly a year: He "absolutely" wants to stay with the Lakers and is open to finishing his career with them.
This, after questioning the direction of the franchise during the offseason and criticizing the job performance of general manager Mitch Kupchak.
"I've always wanted to be here," Bryant said the day after the Lakers beat the Denver Nuggets 128-114 in their playoff series opener. ...
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