Kobe Bryant Pays Surprise Visit to Notre Dame Hero Arike Ogunbowale on Ellen (VIDEO)

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The 2018 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament had its fair share of thrilling moments, but nothing that quite compared to the 2018 Women’s Final Four.

There, Notre Dame junior guard Arike Ogunbowale nailed not one but two INSANE buzzer-beaters—first in the semifinals against UConn, then again in the finals against Mississippi State.


Needless to say, after all that, it’s been a pretty crazy week for Ogunbowale.

On Tuesday she found out she’d made the cover of Sports Illustrated


By Thursday Ogunbowale was out in Los Angeles, getting interviewed by Ellen Degeneres and talking about what it was like to have her idol, Kobe Bryant, tweet at her…

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And then, naturally, Ellen surprised Ogunbowale by bringing out the Black Mamba himself, who brought some autographed swag and pointed out that, while he may have five rings, he never won any of them with a buzzer-beater…

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So yeah, pretty nice little week for Arike Ogunbowale. It’s going to be pretty hard to go back to school and hit the books after all this.

Hat Tip – [ESPN]

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