WATCH: Naomi Osaka Attends the LA Lakers Game Ahead of Christmas

Published 12/22/2021, 11:20 PM EST
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – DECEMBER 01: Naomi Osaka and YBN Cordae attend a basketball game between the Los Angeles Clippers and the Washington Wizards at Staples Center on December 01, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Allen Berezovsky/Getty Images)


Japanese tennis player Naomi Osaka has been an exceptional player lately. As fond is she of being on-court, she’s also fond of off-court activities. 

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Recently, the Japanese star was spotted attending a basketball match in Los Angeles. The match was between LA Lakers and Phoenix Suns. It was the Suns who overcame the Lakers, winning the match 108-90 points.

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Naomi Osaka does a usual act of indulging in a familiar sport 

Osaka was accompanied by with her boyfriend and rapper Cordae. Both of them were sitting courtside. Naomi could be spotted arriving at the event wearing a silver and black leopard print full-sleeved dress.

This is not the first time that Osaka has witnessed a basketball being present in the venue. Over the years, she has been spotted chatting with former legend Kobe Bryant and LeBron James.

Speaking of Osaka, she has been on a break from tennis lately.

 
 
 
 
 
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Began the season on a high note

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Coming to tennis, Osaka won the Australian Open at the beginning of the season. Sadly, she withdrew from the French Open soon before her fourth-round match. She’d revealed that she’d been struggling with poor mental health for a few years then. 

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 03: Leylah Fernandez (R) of Canada meets at the net after defeating Naomi Osaka (L) of Japan during her Women’s Singles third round match on Day Five of the US Open at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 03, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

She missed the Wimbledon Championships and was even unable to defend her title at the US Open. Well, now that the new season is soon to begin. It will be interesting to see if the four-time Grand Slam winner can defend her title in Melbourne. 

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We wish her all the best in her preparations for the 2022 season. All eyes will be on her as she steps on the tennis courts once again.

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Rohan Kollare

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Rohan Kollare is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports. Rohan has studied Sports Management and has a trophy cabinet adorned with accolades won in district and state-level tennis competitions. He has previously worked in Content Operations for Disney’s Hotstar for over a year, covering Tennis and Formula One.

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