Arike Ogunbowale is the incredibly down-to-earth star of the national champion Notre Dame women's basketball team who scored an unbelievable game-winning buzzer beater to secure the title for her team. Thanks to Ellen, Arike finally got the chance to meet her.
In traditional Ellen fashion, the kindhearted host surprised Ogunbowale by bringing Kobe in partway into her interview with the college basketball champ.
Kobe showed what a class act he is by keeping the entire segment focused on Ogunbowale and her accomplishments (which he had followed closely and Tweeted about) and also presented her with signed jersey for herself AND her dog.. so cool of him!
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