Along with Space Jam and shows James does frequently, such as “The Shop: Uninterrupted” on HBO, James has helped influential athletes playing different sports tell their stories. Netflix, the streaming giant, is preparing to release a three-part documentary series detailing the life of tennis star Naomi Osaka. The documentary will dive into Osaka’s life off the tennis court and into what her life is like that many don’t realize. James shared the trailer for the documentary on his Twitter.
Today we learned that there’s a docuseries in the works at Netflix from producers LeBron James and Maverick Carter on Naomi Osaka’s rise to the top of tennis, and her time at the peak of the sport. We also got a trailer and a release date: it’s coming in just ten days.
Former top-ranked women’s tennis player Caroline Wozniacki played her last tournament at the 2020 Australian Open, having announced in December 2019 the major would be her last. At the time, she spoke of goals away from the court – one being to start a family with her husband, former NBA player David Lee. The couple welcomed their first child on June 11, a daughter named Olivia. “Family of 3,” Wozniacki captioned the photo of her and Lee holding Olivia that she posted on her social media accounts.
Arash Markazi: Kobe Bryant became a mentor for Naomi Osaka when she was dealing with some adversity in 2019. She wore a Kobe Lakers jersey after every match on her way to winning the 2020 US Open. Here she is channeling her Mamba Mentality after beating Serena Williams at the Australian Open. pic.twitter.com/Wvg4zBZOtj
Sharapova said she knew it was time to retire as she flew home to Los Angeles from Australia. Kobe Bryant’s death in a helicopter crash on Jan. 26 made it even clearer. “We were supposed to see each other like three days after the crash,” said Sharapova, who explained that Bryant had been an “incredible sounding board” throughout her career.