TAG: Yoshi Kagitomi

You probably have never heard of Yoshihiro Kagitomi. In New York’s summer league culture, even as it grows ever multicultural with each passing year, he is still just a blip. But, if you look deep enough, you do know him. If you love New York City, if you love basketball in all its shapes and sizes, you know him. He’s one of those people with a passion for the game that just never dies.

What basketball has done to help this 36-year-old Tokyo transplant and his family find a true home and culture to identify with in this otherwise foreign place, is what should make him meaningful to anyone with a deep appreciation of the game. Across barriers of language and culture, basketball has made Yoshi one of New York’s own. Read More »