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Kobe Bryant dishes an assist to test-weary Indy high schoolers

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.

@kobebryant PLEASE IF YOU RETWEET THIS WE DONT HAVE TO TAKE THE FINAL PLEASE RT @kobebryant pic.twitter.com/frr6MR9bZP

— Lul Yongsta (@WilliamPate36) May 18, 2017

Pate included a picture of himself and his teacher shaking on the deal. Bryant came through Thursday, quoting Pate's request and adding a note , "Hope you have an A in this class."

Hope you have an A in this class https://t.co/ABKeJSHPZc

— Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) May 18, 2017

Bryant retired last year after 20 years with the Los Angeles Lakers.