Hoops Paradise: The Philippines’ Love of the Game
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Episode 2 - Hoop Origins
What if I told you the 'skyhook' actually originated in the Philippines? Okay, that one might not be true... but what if? Only ten years after James Naismith hung two peach baskets and refereed the first game of basketball, there were already reports of American soldiers introducing the sport to Filipino locals in Manila. It caught on quickly, first with college students, and then becoming as central to Philippine culture as adobo. In this episode, Cassidy and Nikko talk to the foremost experts in the colonial history of basketball in the Philippines about the Philippines’ early success in international competitions, and how Pinoy players on the other side of the world from the NBA developed a unique style of basketball like you’ve never seen before. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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