Naomi Osaka Says Kobe Bryant Helped Her Throughout Her Tennis Career

2020 US Open - Day 11

2020 US Open - Day 11

In a recent interview with Vogue, Naomi Osaka said Kobe Bryant helped her through the toughest stretch of her tennis career.

"He taught me that even though it's tough in the moment, if you keep going, you'll get the result," Osaka said about the NBA legend. "Or you might not get the result but you'll get an opportunity to get the result."

During her historic 2020 US Open Championship Run, the 23-year-old was also seen wearing Black Mamba's No. 8 Lakers jersey every day after my matches.

If you'd like to read Naomi Osaka's Vogue interview, check it out here.

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