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Naomi Osaka, LeBron James to launch media company

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Tennis participant Naomi Osaka is launching a media manufacturing firm in partnership with NBA star LeBron James’ media group, The SpringHill Company.

The transfer by Osaka and her agent and enterprise accomplice Stuart Duguid to collaborate with The SpringHill Firm is the newest enterprise launch for the tennis star.

The SpringHill Firm is an leisure manufacturing conglomerate co-founded by James and businessman Maverick Carter.

Information of the launch comes after Osaka and Duguid co-founded athlete illustration company Evolve final month.

The brand new manufacturing firm, Hana Kuma, will produce scripted and nonfiction content material, starting with a documentary from The New York Occasions in regards to the first girl of colour elected to Congress, Patsy Mink. The corporate will spotlight “empowering” and “culturally particular” tales, in line with a press launch.

“There was an explosion of creators of colour lastly being outfitted with sources and an enormous platform,” Osaka stated within the launch. “Within the streaming age, content material has a extra world perspective. You may see this within the recognition of tv from Asia, Europe and Latin America that the distinctive will also be common. My story is a testomony to that as properly.”

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James’ SpringHill Firm is offering manufacturing and strategic sources.
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Osaka co-founded athlete illustration company Evolve final month.
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Hana Kuma will obtain manufacturing and strategic sources from The SpringHill Firm, in line with the discharge. Hana Kuma additionally has partnerships with crypto trade platform FTX and well being platform Trendy Well being.

Osaka is a four-time Grand Slam champion. She just lately stated she can be skipping Wimbledon for the second yr in a row. The tennis star has not competed on tour since final month’s first-round loss on the French Open.