The Wisconsin Badgers will be taking on the North Carolina Tar Heels at the Staples Center on Thursday in a Sweet 16 matchup, and Nigel Hayes has grabbed the most coveted locker in the building.
The Badgers forward found out he will be sitting at Kobe Bryant's locker, and the team's Twitter account posted his reaction.
As if sitting in the Black Mamba's seat is not exciting enough, Bryant himself saw the tweet and sent the team and Hayes his well wishes.
Maybe the prime seating was just the Staples Center way of making Hayes feel better after his embarrassing live mike mishap on Wednesday.
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