On screen was the heartbreak and passion of sports and love -- with some strip basketball and a beautiful game of one-on-one thrown in for good measure.
Furthermore, for many women, we finally saw in Monica a character unlike any other.
As high school ends, they come together as a couple, but within a year, with both of them playing ball at USC, Quincy's relationship with his father takes an ugly turn, and it leads to a break up with Monica.
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.
"Love and Basketball" is one of the most feminist and non-stereotypical teen-through-20something movies I've ever seen.
It's in effect a tribute to Title IX and the WBNA, casually showing a girl with basketball dreams, and how it affects her personal life and those around her. As good as Omar Epps was though, I thought he was a bit short to be believable as an NBA prospect.
Except for one talky section of the movie towards the end where everyone pretty much says the obvious about their relationships, the rest of the character development is done visually and through situations and not one sports movie (or African-American) cliché. Stay through the credits to see a sweet shot at the end.
The actress, who's 42 to his 25, posted this cuddly shot on Instagram over the weekend. noon The Twilight Saga: New Moon 2009 Freeform Sun. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 2011 Freeform Sun. Her caption: "@kaepernick7 xoxo." He posted the same shot on his page with the caption: "@sanaalathan this." If that doesn't mean they're dating, we don't know what does.Anyway, the comments on the picture are kind of hilarious.
See full summary » Eva Dandridge is a very uptight young woman who constantly meddles in the affairs of her sisters and their husbands. They're 11, and both want to play in the NBA, just like Quincy's dad.