Pacific Rims is the just-released book by Northwestern alum Rafe Bartholomew. It's a rollicking journey through the basketball culture of the Philippines. (Apparently the passion for hoops is substantial there!) You can read more at his blog - www.rafebartholmew.com. His website, by the way, features praise from two writers I like, Alex Kotlowitz and Rick Telander, so the book must be good.
I'm sure I'll read it one of these days, but if you beat me to it, let me know what you think.