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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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