Arike Ogunbowale's dog rocks a Kobe Bryant jersey (and Mamba approves)

It's been an interesting week for Notre Dame basketball hero Arike Ogunbowale. On Monday night, she was eliminated from "Dancing with the Stars," but turned her frown upside down pretty quickly -- thanks to her dog and Kobe Bryant.

The 21-year-old has been a longtime fan of the basketball legend -- and she even named her dog after him. Bryant was seemingly so moved by the name choice, he gave Ogunbowale a dog-sized custom jersey during her appearance on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" last month. Lil' Kobe rocked his new gear over the weekend:

And Big/Real/Human Kobe obviously loved it.

Yup, I'm guessing this cheered Ogunbowale right up.

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