VIDEO: Kobe Bryant Surprises Notre Dame’s Hero Arike Ogunbowale on ‘Ellen’

VIDEO: Kobe Bryant Surprises Notre Dame’s Hero Arike Ogunbowale on ‘Ellen’

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VIDEO: Kobe Bryant Surprises Notre Dame’s Hero Arike Ogunbowale on ‘Ellen’

Notre Dame star Arike Ogunbowale became an instant legend earlier this month when she hit back-to-back game-winning buzzer-beater shots.

After her first buzzer beater, Ogunbowale said that Kobe Bryant was her idol, and that she channeled her inner Mamba Mentality.  Bryant wasted no time in giving her a shoutout and a follow on Twitter:

All of this led to today…Ellen Degeneres surprised Ogunbowale by bringing Bryant out to meet her on the ‘Ellen’ show.  Bryant ended up gifting Arike a signed jersey, plus another one for her dog, who also happens to be named Kobe.

Check out their interaction here:

On a side note, I find it hilarious that Ellen had no clue that Kobe never played college ball.  At the 1:16 mark, Ellen asks Kobe straight up “did you really not play college basketball”?  I love you Ellen, but are you kidding me?  Those questions were simply unacceptable!

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