Her Name Was Hisao: On Love, Loss, and the Lakers

Brad’s audio essay on his great grandmother, Hisao, a picture-bride who couldn’t speak English, but who became an American, a Californian, and an Angelino through the Lakers; the woman who began four generations of his family’s love of basketball. In the wake of Kobe Bryant’s death, it’s a reflection on the joy and sorrow of migration, love, and ‘Ohana.

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