Naomi Osaka proudly wears Lakers gear while showing off Australian Open trophy

Jonathan Sherman
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Tennis star Naomi Osaka recently won the Australian Open after a truly dominant run to the title.

Not long after she hoisted the trophy on the court, she took to social media to post a video of herself celebrating the win while wearing some Los Angeles Lakers gear.

Osaka also wore the Lakers gear after dominating tennis legend Serena Williams earlier in the tournament.

Undoubtedly, the decision to wear the gear was a nod to her former mentor, the late, great Kobe Bryant.

In fact, Osaka admitted that she wore the fit for a very specific reason after defeating Williams.

“For today, I felt like I needed some extra strength,” she said. “That’s kind of why I’m wearing this.”

Osaka is quickly becoming the face of international tennis. Surely, she will continue to try to emulate Bryant’s winning ways as her own sports career continues.

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Jonathan is a freelance writer, filmmaker, and passionate fan of the NBA. In the past Jonathan has covered politics, entertainment, travel, and more. He is a proud contributor of Lakers Daily.