• Publication date: August 24, 2011

Love & Basketball

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A powerful story of two young neighbours who grow up loving basketball and then eventually reach adulthood to only find they have fallen for each other.

  • Publication date: August 24, 2011

Love & Basketball

Program data

Duration: 150

Production Year: 2000

MBC Max:

July 6, 2013 19:00 (KSA) ~ July 6, 2013 18:00 (CLT)

In 1981 in L.A., Monica moves in next door to Quincy. They're 11, and both want to play in the NBA, just like Quincy's dad.

Their love-hate relationship lasts into high school, with Monica's edge and Quincy's top-dog attitude separating them, except when Quincy's parents argue and he climbs through Monica's window to sleep on the floor.

As high school ends, they come together as a couple, but within a year, with both of them playing ball at USC, they break up.

Some years later, their pro careers at a crossroads, they meet again. It's time for a final game of one-on-one with high stakes.


  • Sanaa Lathan
  • Omar Epps
  • Dennis Haysbert
  • Debbi Morgan
  • Alfre Woodard

Directed by: Gina Prince-Bythewood

Rating: PG-13 for sexuality and language