Despite its original purpose of finding Tokyo’s best street ballers, its organizers now see the event ‘s mission to be something more after the March 11th Earthquake & Tsunami. With the unveiling of Tokyo23 Pack, in the forms of Air Jordan V (5) T23 and Jordan CP3.IV T23, comes call for entries to the Jordan Tokyo 23 Basketball Tournament. Stretching across 2 days, May 28th and May 29th, 50 teams will compete for a spot to play in the Final against a squad of “professional athletes”. The event’s hosting duties will fall to XBS from Japanese hip-hop group NITRO MICROPHONE UNDERGROUND, an avid basketball fans. In addition to the mentioned AJ5 and Jordan CP3.IV, participants of the event will also receive 2 exclusive Nike Dri-FIT graphic tees, one depicting the famous “human scramble” pedestrian crossing in Shibuya, the other with the emblem of Jordan Tokyo 23, the word “Japan” written in Kanji characters embedded with the numerals “23”. All tournament related merchandises will be available for sale at the end of April. In the meantime, Jordan officials are still accepting applications for the tournament.
Jordan Tokyo 23 Basketball Tournament
Yoyogi Park Basketball Court
2 Yoyogi Kamizono-cho | Map
Shibuya-ku, Tokyo Japan
Event Dates: May 28th, 2011 (Saturday) – May 29th, 2011 (Sunday) | 9 am – TBD