By Jonathan Santiago / @ITSjonsantiagopac_rims

Have you read Pacific Rims?  If you haven’t, I suggest you do.

Written by author Rafe Bartholomew, the book chronicles his quest to understand and learn the Philippines’ unyielding passion for the game of basketball. Earlier this week, fellow SLAM contributor Aaron Fischman and I caught up with Rafe to discuss his book and what he learned from his experience living in the Philippines. Here are some excerpts from that conversation.

You can listen to the interview in its entirety on the latest episode of the Davis Sports Deli Podcast.