Kobe Bryant Surprised Notre Dame’s Arike Ogunbowale

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Kobe Bryant Surprised Notre Dame’s Arike Ogunbowale


Arike Ogunbowale went from zero to hero last week, when she drained back-to-back game-winning buzzer-beaters for Notre Dame in the Final Four. The first one was in the semis against UConn, in overtime, the second one came in the Final against Mississippi State.



Kobe Bryant was in the stands for the game against UConn, cheering on Ogunbowale’s oppenent, due to Kobe being good friends with coach Geno Auriemma. In a postgame interview, she said that she had the Mamba Mentality and “Kobe’s here so that’s who I tried to channel.”

Bryant then gave Ogunbowale a shoutout on Twitter.




To which Arike replied “Wow, my life is complete.” Kobe then said that “Nah… it’s complete by finishing the job on Sunday .” Which she did, leading to another shoutout from Bryant.



Then, while Ogunbowale was a guest on ‘Ellen’, Kobe Bryant surprised her and left her stunned.


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