Some high school kids in Indianapolis got out of taking their U.S. government final thanks to an unlikely source.
Ben Davis High School student William Pate made a deal with his teacher, Joseph Belser, that if Kobe Bryant retweeted Pate’s request to him, the class wouldn’t have to take its final exam. Pate even posted a photo of them shaking hands to Twitter on Thursday to make things official.
When Belser agreed to the deal, he likely thought he had pretty good odds of winning, considering the former Los Angeles Lakers star is one of the greatest NBA players of all time and has 11.5 million followers. However, Bryant did end up seeing the tweet and quote-tweeted it with a bit of a parental warning to Pate.
Pate (obviously) was delighted.
Now, there was some debate over whether a quote tweet counts as an actual retweet, but it seems Belser is holding up his end of the deal based on another tweet the student sent Friday.
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