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Naomi Osaka Tells Kobe Bryant How She Relates to ‘Legacy and the Queen’ Novel

Naomi Osaka Tells Kobe Bryant How She Relates to ‘Legacy and the Queen’ Novel

Kobe Bryant’s Granity Studios has a new YA novel debuting next month called “Legacy and the Queen”!

The book, written by squash player turned author Annie Matthew, is about a young female tennis prodigy with magical abilities.

In honor of the book’s upcoming release, Kobe spoke with real-life tennis phenom and winner of the 2018 U.S. Open, Naomi Osaka, who shared what she loves about "Legacy," and how they are similar.

Osaka told Bryant, “I love Legacy’s drive, her passion, and her fierce mentality." She added with a smile, “I would hope to say we are similar in that sense.”

“Legacy and the Queen” will be available September 3, perfect timing for the U.S. Open, which runs August 26 to September 8.

Pre-order the book on Amazon, and be sure to check out Season 2 of Kobe's children's youth sports podcast "The Punies" when it launches Aug. 31.

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