A’ja Wilson and Napheesa Collier are shooting their shot with Naomi Osaka, asking the tennis star to visit the Aces and the Lynx.
In the latest episode of the Tea with A & Phee podcast, Wilson and Collier react to Osaka’s August appearance at a New York Liberty home game at Barclays Center. The No. 5-ranked tennis player sat courtside and tweeted about her experience afterward.
Went to my first @WNBA game. I am in love and constantly inspired by strong, athletic, and beautiful women 😌🥰— NaomiOsaka大坂なおみ (@naomiosaka) August 28, 2021
Went to my first @WNBA game. I am in love and constantly inspired by strong, athletic, and beautiful women 😌🥰
“It really helps to obviously spread the word about the WNBA,” Collier says of Osaka’s visit to Barclays Center.
Osaka was later seen wearing a Liberty jersey while warming up for a match at the US Open.
“Clothes are such an expression … of your personality and stuff, and I just love the way she expresses herself,” Collier says.
When ballers support ballers >>>@naomiosaka rolled up to the @usopen practice courts rocking a @sabrina_i20 jersey. 🙌🎥: @espn pic.twitter.com/QyDTkq9Tur— Just Women’s Sports (@justwsports) August 30, 2021
When ballers support ballers >>>@naomiosaka rolled up to the @usopen practice courts rocking a @sabrina_i20 jersey. 🙌🎥: @espn pic.twitter.com/QyDTkq9Tur
Now that Osaka has checked out the Liberty, Wilson and Collier think it’s time for the 23-year-old to visit their respective teams.
Collier’s pitch to lure Osaka to a Lynx game involves some tempting Midwestern delicacies.“Look, we have the best fans in the league,” the Lynx forward says. “We’ll get you courtside. We got cheese curds here in Minnesota.”
“We will put on a good show for you so come on over to the Minnesota Lynx,” Collier adds
Wilson’s pitch was much simpler. “Welcome to Vegas,” says the Aces forward and 2020 WNBA MVP. “It’s time to have some fun.”
The two WNBA stars also offered to return the favor, discussing which tennis Grand Slam they would most want to attend.
“I would probably pick the French Open,” Collier says. “I love France anyway, so any opportunity to go there I think would be really cool.”
Wilson says she would head to Flushing Meadows. “I would go with the US Open because I think I heard Drake rap about it,” she jokes. “I can use that as my IG caption when I’m taking a picture.”
Listen to the latest Tea with A & Phee episode to hear more about women’s sports crossovers, Wilson and Colliers’ take on the latest in music news and a conversation with special guest Chris Singleton.