Love & Basketball (film)

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Love & Basketball is a 2000 film about two next-door neighbors in Los Angeles, California who grew up loving basketball and, eventually, each other.

Directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood. Written by Gina Prince-Bythewood.


  • I'm a ball player.
  • It's a trip, you know? When you're a kid, you-you see the life you want, and it never crosses your mind that it's not gonna turn out that way.
  • Last time they (LA Clippers, Quincy's dad's team) won a champions, Dr. J (Juilus Erving) was a nurse.


  • If basketball is all you care about, why you bonin' me? Why don't you bone Dick Vital?
  • All's fair in love and basketball.
  • Double or nothing.


Monica: Talked to your new girlfriend.
Quincy: Look I took the ho to Burger King.
Monica: Huh, cheap date.
Quincy: Well at least she had time for me.
Monica: So you mess around to prove a point.
Quincy: Man what I just say?
Quincy: Man you got yo head so far up yo ass it took a cheap date to even notice me!
Monica: What Q man did I forget to kiss you ass like everybody else?
Quincy: You forgot to be there!
Monica: That night you wanted to talk about your dad I had curfew, what was I supposed to do?
Quincy: Stay.
Monica: If I stayed I wouldn't be startin.
Quincy: Well least you got your priorities straight
Monica: I never ask you to choose!
Quincy: You never have to.
Monica: I'm a ball player, if anybody knows what that means it should be you
Quincy: If basketball is all you care about, why you bonin me, won't you bone Dick Vitale
Monica: Wait a minute. How do I know the next time you're feelin neglected or whatever you're not gonna just run around on me? If we're gonna be together I have to be able to trust you
Quincy: I'm not askin' for us to be together
Monica: What?
Quincy: I'm going through a lot of shit right now, it's obviously more than you got time for.
Monica: How are you gonna tell me what I have time for, I mean whatever I did we can fix this!
Quincy: I don't think so.
Monica: You don't think so.
Quincy: Look I'm into inter-draft
Monica: You what?
Quincy: I'm going pro, I mean who knows where I might end up ya know
Monica: So, so that's it, just forget about you and me
Quincy: I still like for us to be friends.
Monica: Friends.
Quincy: Look I'll see you around.

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