Masai Ujiri: The NBA top executive with Kenyan roots


Even before he introduces himself as the General Manager of Toronto Raptors in the National Basketball Association — making him one of the most powerful sports executives in America — the giant of a man inevitably draws attention to himself with his 6.4 ft height.

Then comes the name, Masai Ujiri, with traces of Kenya and Nigeria, which piques further curiosity. But the mention of his sister’s distinctively Kenyan name, Nthenya Ujiri, triggers the question Lifestyle has been waiting to ask: Is he yet another powerful man with Kenyan roots?

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