PHOTOS: Kobe Bryant surprises Boston College students on Thursday by attending business classes

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Photo: L.A. Times

Photo: L.A. Times

So, you’re a student at Boston College when Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers, one of the towns fiercest sporting rivals, walks in.

What do you do? Throw your pen at him? Start blasting, “Shipping Up To Boston” on your iPhone? No, you take photos with him, of course!

There will definitely be a number of jealous UCLA and USC business students this evening when they learn that the Black Mamba dropped by some business classes – he has heavy interest in marketing and business as a whole, something he could possibly focus on once he retires – at Boston College on Thursday. The students even had the chance to take pics with Bryant, who’s in town with the Lakers for tomorrow night’s game.

Hopefully, the majority of the students weren’t Celtics fans and could fully appreciate the opportunity to spend some time with the Black Mamba.

Judging by the pics, though, it seems like they either love the Lakers or simply put the rivalry to one side as Kobe was clearly welcomed with open arms.