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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - krizia_lazaro - LibraryThing
If you are Filipino and a hoops fan then this is definitely a book for you. It's funny and fun to read. For a foreigner, he got to know the Filipinos so well. A lot of positive and negative write ups ... Read full review
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Having read and enjoyed Jim Yardley's Brave Dragons, which covered Chinese professional basketball, earlier this year I was eager to further explore the genre of "books about Asian basketball written ... Read full review
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