Bound II L.A.
There isn’t much loyalty today in sports because business moves trump all when it comes to both franchises and athletes. Kobe’s kind of a throwback in many ways, especially when it comes to his relationship with the team. His contemporaries like Ray Allen, Allen Iverson and Paul Pierce have all called at least two different teams home in the hunt for a title. Bryant is the last a dying breed and bleeds purple as far any NBA fan is concerned. Ending his career anywhere else but Laker land just isn’t an option and this contract extension says the Laker front office is committed to having him finish his career where it began.