Naomi Osaka cruised through her match at the US Open, defeating Magda Linette 6-2, 6-4 to advance to the third round of the tournament.

After the match, Osaka said she was motivated by the fact that Kobe Bryant and Colin Kaepernick were cheering her on from her box at Louis Armstrong Stadium.

As she played, the Lakers legend Kobe Bryant and the quarterback turned activist Colin Kaepernick watched the match from her box in Louis Armstrong Stadium.

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Kobe showed some love to the controversial former NBA player.  

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