Louisville star Hailey Van Lith helped lift the Cardinals to the Final Four with a blowout win over Michigan. Van Lith recorded 22 points, three rebounds, and one assist during the win, but it was her epic postgame interview that really got social media buzzing.
Van Lith was good friends with Kobe and Gigi Bryant, so she was asked about what the late NBA legend would tell her as she prepares to continue a run for the national championship.
The answer was simple: “Go f*cking win this sh*t. Hailey.”
“He would say, ‘Go f—ing win this s—t Hailey.’ That’s what he would say,” Van Lith said during the interview. “‘We not done.’ That’s what he would say right there.”
We always love a good f-bomb on live television, especially when it is inspired by Kobe.
Louisville's Hailey Van Lith was friends with Gigi & Kobe Bryant: "He would say go f***ing win this sh*t Hailey" pic.twitter.com/0XYsfDChlz
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Louisville and Van Lith return to the court on Friday, April 1, for a meeting with the best team in women’s basketball, the No. 1 South Carolina Gamecocks.
Tip-off at the Target Center is set for 7:00 p.m. ET with the winner advancing to the national championship game where they will face either the UConn Huskies or defending champion Stanford Cardinal.