Naomi Osaka is featured on the cover of the latest issue of Wall Street Journal and she also speaks about her friendship with the late basketball legend Kobe Bryant in an interview with the magazine.
Osaka posted an update on her social media account in which she shared the cover as well as some of the pictures from the magazine shoot. “Nothing but love to @wsjmag for letting me be on their September cover. Talked about speaking out more and the US Open among various things so if you feel like reading you should check it out”.
Naomi Osaka says Kobe Bryant sent her encouraging messages after tough losses
In the interview to Wall Street Journal, Osaka also spoke about her friendship with basketball legend Kobe Bryant, who passed away in a helicopter crash in January along with his young daughter.
“There would be some really tough losses.” “I didn’t even know he was paying attention, but he would text me positive things and tell me to learn from it. For me, it was definitely helpful.” Earlier this week, Osaka also posted a message on social media on Bryant’s birthday.