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‘She Rolled It Back’- Nick Kyrgios Reveals What His Girlfriend Did During the LeBron James Match

Published 01/20/2023, 12:09 PM EST

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Nick Kyrgios is a legit lover boy, and he has always expressed his love and admiration for his girlfriend Costeen Hatzi. However, sometimes their interests do not align. So much so that even if LeBron James is playing on the basketball court, Hazi is busy minding her business. Kyrgios narrated one such incident where he realized that Hatzi genuinely did not know how important the NBA game was.

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Kyrgios is a huge basketball fan. And apart from tennis, he breathes basketball. Not just that, he also keeps himself fit by playing the sport. So, it was kind of a big deal for Kyrgios when his girlfriend was quite carefree during an important match.

Nick Kyrgios narrates his girlfriend’s carefree attitude during LeBron James’ NBA game


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The Australian tennis player has huge respect for LeBron James and basketball as a sport altogether. So, when he got the chance to watch the Lakers play and that too courtside seats, Kyrgios was overjoyed. However, that was not the case with his girlfriend, Costeen Hatzi.

In a podcast interview on the JBK show, Kyrgios narrated the incident. He stated, “We watched Lakers vs Golden State. We got those seats and Costeen, she had no idea.”


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Emphasizing on her reaction, he said, “She genuinely had no idea how good those seats were.”

Then, he told about an incident that was quite unbelievable for a basketball fan. He stated, “And I mean Westbrook rolled the ball to her, and she was on her phone and she just rolled it back.”

Not realizing how coveted and expensive those seats were, Hatzi was happy to spend time with her boyfriend. He stated, “Those seats were like 30-40k in the finals and she was sitting there in her first-ever NBA game.”

Owing to his injury, the Australian player has decided to sit out on the Australian Open. The fans hope he to do well in the upcoming events.


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Kyrgios on the role his girlfriend has played

The Wimbledon finalist has repeatedly talked about the positive impact his girlfriend has had on him. However, this time he did the same but with a twist in the end.

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In the same podcast, he talked about how he likes being easy and friend-like with her. Moreover, he also liked that she ensured his well-being knowing how much backlash he gets. However, hilariously he also stated that he was a good person before his girlfriend too.

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Shivali Sharma


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Shivali Sharma is a tennis author at EssentiallySports. She has pursued her Master's in history from Himachal University, but her love for the game has driven her to write about tennis. Shivali is a huge fan of Naomi Osaka and admires Osaka not only for her on-court performances, but also for her off-court actions.
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Arijit Saha