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.I stood on stage, recited the Bigat 10 catchphrase, spoke to Revillame in kindergarten Tagalog, and buzzed in too late to answer my trivia question. A dancer handed me a cardboard box full of miniature juice boxes and sent me back to myanbsp;...
|Publisher||:||Penguin - 2010-06-01|