Pacific Rims: Beermen Ballin' in Flip-Flops and the Philippines' Unlikely Love Affair with Bas ketball
A young man's journey through the Philippines' most unlikely obsession: basketball.
In Pacific Rims, Rafe Bartholemew, journalist, New Yorker, and veteran baller, ventures through the Philippines to investigate the country's love of basketball.
From street corners where diehards fashion hoops out of old car parts to the professional league where politicians exploit team loyalties to win elections, Pacific Rims gets the story-and gets in the game.
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Review: Pacific Rims: Beermen Ballin' in Flip-Flops and the Philippines' Unlikely Love Affair with BasketballUser Review - Leiden Sergeyevna - Goodreads
Philippines + Basketball = I had never heard of Rafe Bartholomew until I came across this book called Pacific Rims. Curious, how did a New Yorker find out how crazy Filipinos are about basketball? Who ... Read full review
Review: Pacific Rims: Beermen Ballin' in Flip-Flops and the Philippines' Unlikely Love Affair with BasketballUser Review - Aldwin - Goodreads
I can understand if this book does not become a best-seller because it's about the relatively lesser-known professional basketball league PBA (compared to other foreign leagues). The strength of this ... Read full review
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