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Pinoy Hoops on National Geographic Channel

By Peter Atencio | Oct. 15, 2013 at 12:01am
It’s a landmark year for Philippine basketball.

A lot has changed since his best-selling book, “Pacific Rims,” came out in 2010.

A lot more has happened since he became involved in the filming of his documentary, “Pinoy Hoops,” in 2011.

“This year’s a landmark year for basketball, and amazing things are happening,” said book author Rafe Bartholomew during the launch of his documentary last Tuesday at the Maxim Hotel in Pasay City.

The documentary is scheduled to be presented as a three-part series on the National Geographic Channel.

It will dwell on the country’s undying love for the sport and promises to guide viewers on a journey to places were basketball thrives best, examining why Filipinos from all walks of life fell in love with the game.

Bartholomew noted that this year, the Philippines hosted the FIBA-Asia championships and settled for runner-up honors.

He noted the historical significance involved the first-ever staging of the pre-season game of the National Basketball Association between the Houston Rockets and Indiana Pacers at the SM Mall of Asia Arena.

“It’s really exciting to see the country gaining recognition for being a really unique and special place in the world for basketball,” added Bartholomew, who was joined in the launch by Fox International’s Jude Turcuato.

The launch was done two days before the NBA preseason game between the Rockets and the Pacers.

To make the documentary, he traveled to places like Payatas in Quezon City, a small community in Caloocan and a rebel-infested area in Paete, Laguna to chronicle the growth of basketball at the grassroots level.

He also followed the activities of the Ginebra San Miguel Team and the Talk N Text Tropang Texters in 2011 Philippine Basketball Association Commissioner’s Cup.

The segment talked about the “Ginebra mystique” and Robert Jaworski.
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