Kobe Bryant helps Indiana high school students get out of taking a test

By Keith Allison (Flickr: Kobe Bryant) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

By Keith Allison (Flickr: Kobe Bryant) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

By Andrew Pillow

Kobe Bryant scored 33,643 points in his NBA career. However, Kobe Bryant was never  known to be much of a passer. That just makes the assist that he gave to a few Indianapolis students all that greater.

Ben Davis High School student William Pate tweeted Kobe and told him that if the 18 time NBA All-Star gave him a retweet, the students would be excused from their final exam. The tweet had a picture of Pate and his teacher attached.

Pate’s work was not in vain as Kobe Bryant re-tweeted and responded “Hope you have an A in this class”.

According to Pate the final was a US Government exam.

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Andrew Pillow

Andrew is a technology teacher at KIPP Indy College Prep. He is graduate of the University of Kentucky and a Teach for America Alum. Andrew just recently finished his commitment as a Teach Plus Policy fellow, and he is looking forward to putting the skills he's learned to good use. Andrew has written for several publications in the past on a wide variety of topics but will be sticking to education for his role on Indy/Ed.