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*Kanye West went straight to the top for help in honing his basketball skills.

TMZ reports that the rapper hit up his longtime friend, Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant, for a private training session at an Orange County, Calif. gym.

“The two met up at The Hub training center and ran drills and played a little hoop before calling it a day,” the website reported.

The pair did a Nike commercial together back in 2012. (Watch below.) Could another one be in the works?