On Monday, the 27th of January 2020, shortly after confirmation of the death of NBA Legend Black Mamba, Kobe Bryant, alongside his thirteen-year-old daughter in a helicopter crash, wave of moving tributes flew across the globe, while as the Spanish First Seed Rafael Nadal shared his piece, the Japanese storm-borne, Naomi Osaka who had recently been knocked out of the ’20 AO in the third round against the American teen sensation Coco Gauff, had not been any different.
On top of that, as the Serbian tennis legend, Novak Djokovic shared hours before the NBA legend's death how Bryant had helped him turn his career around during a tough time a couple of years back, same emotions seemed to have streamlined in to the 22-year-old World’s No.
3’s touching tribute in a tweet. Meanwhile, Sharing the depth of her relationship with the former NBA legend, Osaka tweeted in a harrowing post on Monday, “Hey...I don't really know what to do so I'm writing you this letter," Osaka posted to social media.
Thank you for being you. Thank you for inspiring people everywhere, you have no idea how many hearts you've touched. Thank you for being so humble and not acting as big as you are. Thank you for caring and checking up on me after my hard losses.
Thank you for randomly texting me 'You ok?', cause you know how f***ed up my head is sometimes. Thank you for teaching me so much in the short time I've been lucky enough to have known you. Thank you for existing.
You will forever be my big bro/mentor/inspiration. Love you."