Bryant: 'I'm not going anywhere'

Updated: June 20, 2009, 12:34 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- Kobe Bryant said he plans to stay with the NBA champion Los Angeles Lakers even if he opts out of his contract this summer. Phil Jackson said his health will dictate whether he returns as coach.

Bryant met with Jackson and general manager Mitch Kupchak for an individual exit interview Friday.

The finals MVP can terminate the last two years of his contract and become an unrestricted free agent on July 1. He's spent his entire 13-year career with the Lakers, ...

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