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Kobe Bryant assists on high schooler's longshot

William Pate told retired NBA superstar Kobe Bryant on Twitter that if Bryant gave him a retweet, the students wouldn't have to take a final exam. Bryant came through on Thursday, quoting Pate's request and adding a note, "Hope you have an A in this class."

Former Laker's retweet lets students out of final exam

Kobe Bryant, pictured here at an earlier event, came through with an assist for some high school students in Indiana by getting them out of a final exam after he retweeted one of them. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Kobe Bryant has come through with an assist for some high school students in Indiana by getting them out of a final exam.

William Pate is a student at Ben Davis High School in Indianapolis. He told Bryant on Twitter that if the retired NBA superstar gave him a retweet, the students wouldn't have to take a final exam.

Pate included a picture of himself and his teacher shaking on the deal. Bryant came through on Thursday, quoting Pate's request and adding a note , "Hope you have an A in this class." Bryant retired last year after 20 years with the Los Angeles Lakers.

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