Frankly, the old politics behind the bj-league/JBL impasse are not too interesting to Gardow, a cancer surivor whose positivity is inspiring. The game is what he cares about, not about some JBA bureaucrat's refusal to acknowledge the role the bj-league has played in advancing the sport since its establishment in 2005.
He talked about this during a recent interview in Chiba.
"For me, and what I've come through and been through in my life, I really want to focus on the important things," Gardow said. "I always try to stress what's important and what's not. And for me, it doesn't matter who's out on the floor. It doesn't matter what ball we use. (A) basketball doesn't know tall or short, or boy or girl. It doesn't know black or white. It doesn't know important player or local player. It wants to play basketball."