Wisconsin’s Nigel Hayes is really enjoying March Madness.
The Badgers’ forward found out what locker he’ll be using during his team’s Sweet 16 appearance, and he couldn’t contain himself. So why is this locker unlike any other that he’s occupied before?
It’s because the locker belongs to Kobe Bryant.
Hayes and the Badgers will be at the Staples Center to take on North Carolina on Thursday. Hayes was so excited that the Badgers posted a picture of him on their Twitter account. And if that wasn’t enough, Hayes got some icing on the cake when Mr. Bryant himself responded to their tweet.
That moment when you find out you have @kobebryant's locker… pic.twitter.com/EQjARhaNDk
— Wisconsin Basketball (@BadgerMBB) March 25, 2015
LOL @BadgerMBB best of luck to you guys! #MarchMadness
— Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) March 26, 2015
Hayes has had one memorable week leading up to the Sweet 16. At the Badgers’ press conference on Wednesday, Hayes forgot that his microphone was on and accidently described his admiration for one of the reporters.
It’s moments like this that make us love March Madness.
H/T: Twitter, YouTube