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  1. Fade to Blatche: A Team Philippines FIBA World Cup Postmortem

    Rafe Bartholomew

    The FIBA Basketball World Cup ended last week for Gilas Pilipinas, the Philippine national team. The Andray Blatche-led squad failed to advance from the group round, finishing with one overtime win over Senegal and four competitive losses (...

    Blog | September 08, 2014
  2. Team Philippines at the FIBA World Cup: Always Bet on Blatche

    Rafe Bartholomew

    At the end of July, when I visited the Philippine National Team's pre-FIBA World Cup training camp in Miami, assistant coach Josh Reyes marveled to me about the kind of competition his team would...

    Blog | September 02, 2014
  3. Their Dinner With Andray

    Rafe Bartholomew

    Nineteen stories above downtown Miami, behind a glass wall that looks out on lounge chairs and cabanas surrounding a glimmering pool, inside an NBA-approved gymnasium where LeBron James once filmed a commercial, Andray Blatche stroked his first jump...

    Blog | August 28, 2014
  4. One Draft Lottery Scenario the NBA Probably Isn't Looking to...

    Rafe Bartholomew

    There's the proposed new weighting system, which Zach Lowe reported yesterday. There's the 30-year wheel solution, which he reported last December. There are hundreds, if not thousands, of basketball think pieces on the Int...

    Blog | July 17, 2014
  5. Philippine Basketball Player Jared Dillinger Is on Fire, Wins Ins...

    Rafe Bartholomew

    The Philippine Department of Tourism likes to use the catchphrase "It's More Fun in the Philippines" to promote the country to foreign visitors. Let's hope that in future ad campaigns, they include Philippine Basketball Associatio...

    Blog | March 06, 2014
  6. Pacquiao-Rios and the Philippines

    Rafe Bartholomew

    Manny's resurrection in Macau and its meaning in the Philippines.

    Story | Conversation | November 25, 2013
  7. Philippine Basketball After the Storm: Amazing Happens

    Rafe Bartholomew

    There's not much to say here. Almost two weeks ago, Super Typhoon Haiyan — called Yolanda in the Philippines — made landfall, laying waste to coastal areas in Eastern Samar and Leyte provinces and leveling much of Tacloban City, a regiona...

    Blog | November 20, 2013
  8. We Went There: South Korea vs. The Philippines in the FIBA Asia S...

    Rafe Bartholomew

    The bogeymen of Philippine basketball are mostly South Korean. It started with Shin Dong Pa, a shooter for the South Korean national team in the 1960s and early '70s. The Filipino old-timers who competed against him utter Shin's name with the sam...

    Blog | August 12, 2013
  9. We Went There: Five Questions From the FIBA Asia Championship, Ph...

    Rafe Bartholomew

    1. Why bother going there? Fair question. The FIBA Asia Championship is a major regional qualifying tournament, held every two years, that determines who gets to represent Asia in competitions like the Olympics and the Basketball World Cup. (FIBA ...

    Blog | August 07, 2013
  10. The NBA Arrives in Manila, 80 Years After the Love of the Game

    Rafe Bartholomew

    When David Stern's magnanimous grin flashed across an LED jumbotron in metro Manila Monday afternoon to announce that "the NBA will play its first preseason game in the Philippines this October," a pulse of enthusiasm shot through Filipino communitie...

    Blog | March 07, 2013
  11. The Rodman family, Scottie Pippen, and his NBA retirees explore M...

    Rafe Bartholomew

    Open 3s, overweight big men, and the Rodman family reconciliation.

    Story | Conversation | July 24, 2012
  12. Grantland Archives: Spoelstra in the Philippines

    Rafe Bartholomew

    Last August, I watched Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra hoist a giant jug of coconut wine in his uncle's backyard in Los Banos, Philippines, and tell his family that next year, he hoped to bring back an NBA championship trophy. It was the closest Spoe...

    Blog | June 22, 2012
  13. On 'Manny Many Prizes,' Manny Pacquiao's variety show and politic...

    Rafe Bartholomew

    You've never seen a TV show like this.

    Story | Conversation | March 07, 2012
  14. Rafe Bartholomew on Tim Cone, the last remaining coach of the Tri...

    Rafe Bartholomew

    How a coach in the Philippine Basketball Association adopted the work of Tex Winter.

    Story | Conversation | December 14, 2011
  15. Rafe Bartholomew on Erik Spoelstra in the Philippines

    Rafe Bartholomew

    Spending a few days abroad with the coach of the Miami Heat.

    Story | Conversation | September 28, 2011
  16. Kobe Bryant, Derrick Rose and Kevin Durant played in Manila last ...

    Rafe Bartholomew

    How the Philippines became the first stop on NBA players' lockout tour.

    Story | Conversation | July 28, 2011