I remember one of my bonding moments with my mom (yes, that's right - my mom was a huge basketball fan) when I was growing up was watching a Ginebra game at the Araneta Coliseum. While I developed a huge dislike for crowded places and incessant noise which other people call cheering, my mom screamed her lungs out in support of her team and swooned at Vince Hizon at the same time.
Delving into the country's undying love for the sport, National Geographic Channel presents Pinoy Hoops by Rafe Bartholomew, author of the best-selling book Pacific Rims. The show aims to take viewers on a journey to the very heart of a basketball-obsessed nation.
In this three-part series, Bartholomew exposes both the public and secret worlds of basketball. He visits back-alley courts in the roughest neighborhoods as well as the most remote mountainsides, and he witnesses a professional basketball game both courtside and behind the scenes.
Catch the premiere of Pinoy Hoops on October 21, Monday at 9PM only on National Geographic Channel.