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Retired NBA basketball player Kobe Bryant poses at the 2016 AFI Life Achievement Award Gala Tribute to John Williams in Los Angeles on June 9, 2016.

May 19, 2017

Kobe Bryant dishes an assist via Twitter to test-weary high schoolers

Student asked former Laker to retweet him so his class could skip its final exam; the former NBA star obliged

INDIANAPOLIS — 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, who graduated from Lower Merion High School in Montgomery County in 1996, retired last year after 20 years with the Los Angeles Lakers.