Michael B. Jordan, Who Was Once Naomi Osaka’s Crush, Took Her Boyfriend Cordae to Watch Stephen Curry and Jayson Tatum in NBA Finals 2022

Published 06/07/2022, 9:26 AM EDT

The NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Boston Celtics are on and millions around the world have their eyes fixed on the battle between Stephen Curry and Jayson Tatum.

Black Panther fame Michael B. Jordan made a surprise appearance during the Finals between the Celtics and Golden State. Interestingly enough, he attended the event with a special guest. He was seen sitting with hip-hop star Cordae, who happens to be the boyfriend of tennis star Naomi Osaka.


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Jordan and Osaka happen to have a very interesting connection. During an appearance on TheEllenShow, after her famous US Open win in 2018, Naomi was asked some questions regarding her personal life.

When asked about her celebrity crush, Naomi said, “I don’t know his name but he was in Black Panther, but he was a villain.” The answer is, of course, Michael B. Jordan.

His appearance during the Finals with Cordae is surely going to raise some eyebrows, especially considering Michael recently broke up with his girlfriend, Lori Harvey.

Stephen Curry looks to win his fourth NBA title in a heated final

The NBA Finals are one of the most highly anticipated periods in the sporting calendar. For the 2021-22 season finale, the Golden State Warriors take on the Boston Celtics.

Moreover, this is a battle of two MVPs. Jayson Tatum, the Eastern Conference Playoffs MVP, and Stephen Curry, the Western Conference Playoffs MVP.

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With two games already done, the series is tied at 1-1 with another five games to decide who the champion will be. In the first game of the Finals, the Boston Celtics ran riot. They defeated the Warriors 120-108 and took a 1-0 lead in the series.

Al Horford led the Celtics onslaught with 26 points, 6 rebounds, and 3 assists in his first-ever Finals game. Although Jayson Tatum struggled, he either scored or assisted 20 of the first 23 points during the 4th quarter.


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The Golden State Warriors bounced back in Game 2 of the Finals with a phenomenal 107-88 win. Stephen Curry was key for his team with a game-high 29 points. Interestingly enough, Boston’s 88 points were their lowest total in their fantastic postseason run so far.



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Can Stephen Curry and the Warriors win the NBA title this year? Let us know in the comments down below.




Abhinava Ghosh

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Abhinava is an NBA writer for EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his Bachelor's in Journalism and Mass Communication. Abhinava has been following NBA for the past 6 years and is a huge fan of the Golden State Warriors and Stephen Curry.

Edited By: Veer Badani