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* TheBully: Sidra towards Monica.

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* TheBully: Sidra towards Monica. She eventually becomes an ally towards Monica.



** Sidra is an asshole towards Monica.

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** Sidra is an asshole towards Monica.Monica, but she eventually turns into a JerkWithAHeartOfGold.


* TheBully: Sidra towards Monica.



* JerkAss:

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* JerkAss: {{Jerkass}}:
** Sidra is an asshole towards Monica.


* YourCheatingHeart: Quincy's father's infidelity [[HeroicBSOD hits him hard]].


''Love & Basketball'' is a 2000 romantic drama film coproduced by Creator/SpikeLee, directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood, and starring Creator/OmarEpps and Creator/SanaaLathan.

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''Love & Basketball'' is a 2000 romantic drama film coproduced by Creator/SpikeLee, directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood, Creator/GinaPrinceBlythewood, and starring Creator/OmarEpps and Creator/SanaaLathan.

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* PantyShot: Monica, wearing a short, white, minidress, is leaned forward and sitting in an unladylike position, showing off her black panties. When she gets unexpected attention from some male passers-by, she sits up straight and tugs down her dress.


''Love & Basketball'' is a 2000 romantic drama film coproduced by Creator/SpikeLee, directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood, and starring Omar Epps and Creator/SanaaLathan.

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''Love & Basketball'' is a 2000 romantic drama film coproduced by Creator/SpikeLee, directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood, and starring Omar Epps Creator/OmarEpps and Creator/SanaaLathan.


* BettyAndVeronica: a by-the-book iteration of this trope with Monica as the Betty and Quincy's fiancee, played by supermodel Tyra Banks, as Veronica.

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* BettyAndVeronica: a A by-the-book iteration of this trope with Monica as the Betty and Quincy's fiancee, played by supermodel Tyra Banks, as Veronica.





* ActionGirl: Monica would rather play basketball than be feminine. It's a source of conflict between her and her mother.



* JerkAss: Coach Davis comes across this way. Turns out she's a JerkWithAHeartOfGold.

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* JerkAss: JerkAss:
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Coach Davis comes across this way. Turns out she's a JerkWithAHeartOfGold.



** There's a lot of resentment between Monica and her mother. Monica always resented her mother's attempts to force her to act more "like a lady" and be in touch with her feminine side and doing stereotypical girly things while refusing to even try to understand why basketball is so important to her both as a hobby and as a career. Meanwhile, her mother ended up resenting Monica for not appreciating the sacrifices she made for her family and for her daughter constantly looking down her nose at her for her self-imposed StayInTheKitchen mindset. The look of pain on Monica's face on her prom night when her mother shows more pride and support for her getting dressed up nice for a dance than for all the hard work and training that goes into basketball is almost too much to bear. [[spoiler:Her mother only relents when she finally sees that Monica is clearly not happy when she tries to give up basketball in favor of an ordinary life.]]



* [[StageMom Stage Dad]]: Quincy's father.

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* [[StageMom Stage Dad]]: StageDad: Quincy's father.



* StripPoker: playing to their strengths, Monica and Quincy share a game of Strip Basketball instead.

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* StripPoker: playing Playing to their strengths, Monica and Quincy share a game of Strip Basketball instead.



* [[WellDoneSonGuy Well Done Daughter Girl]]: Monica's mother. All Monica wanted was for her mother to approve of her playing basketball, but Mrs. Wright always felt Monica was too tomboyish. Then late into the film, we get this:

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* [[WellDoneSonGuy Well Done Daughter Girl]]: WellDoneDaughterGirl: Monica's mother. All Monica wanted was for her mother to approve of her playing basketball, but Mrs. Wright always felt Monica was too tomboyish. Then late into the film, we get this:


''Love & Basketball'' is a 2000 romantic drama film directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood, starring Omar Epps and Creator/SanaaLathan.

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''Love & Basketball'' is a 2000 romantic drama film coproduced by Creator/SpikeLee, directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood, and starring Omar Epps and Creator/SanaaLathan.


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''Love and Basketball'' is a 2000 romantic drama film directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood, starring Omar Epps and Creator/SanaaLathan.

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''Love and & Basketball'' is a 2000 romantic drama film directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood, starring Omar Epps and Creator/SanaaLathan.


''Love and Basketball'' is a 2000 romantic drama movie starring Omar Epps and Creator/SanaaLathan and distributed by New Line Cinema.

Quincy [=McCall=] (played by Epps) and Monica Wright (Lathan) have been next-door neighbors and VitriolicBestBuds since childhood, with both sharing a great love for basketball and aspiring to become stars in the NBA leagues. The film chronicles their intertwining lives over a decade, as they grow from childhood to high school, then move on to college and finally chase their respective dreams. Along the way, they both must cope with individual trials, disappointments, and their ever-present attraction toward each other both on and off the court.

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''Love and Basketball'' is a 2000 romantic drama movie film directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood, starring Omar Epps and Creator/SanaaLathan and distributed by New Line Cinema.

Creator/SanaaLathan.

Quincy [=McCall=] (played by Epps) (Epps) and Monica Wright (Lathan) have been next-door neighbors and VitriolicBestBuds since childhood, with both sharing a great love for basketball and aspiring to become stars in the NBA leagues. The film chronicles their intertwining lives over a decade, as they grow from childhood to high school, then move on to college and finally chase their respective dreams. Along the way, they both must cope with individual trials, disappointments, and their ever-present attraction toward each other both on and off the court.


* VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory: Monica Wright is a WNBA player; she and her team won the 2011 championship.

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* VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory: Monica Wright is was a WNBA player; she and her team won the 2011 championship.


** NamesTheSame, actually. The real Monica Wright went to Virginia from 2005-2009 and plays for Minnesota; some LA fans would like to [[{{Defictionalization}} Defictionalize]] Wright being a Spark, though.

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* BettyAndVeronica: a by-the-book iteration of this trope with Monica as the Betty and Quincy's fiancee, played by supermodel Tyra Banks, as Veronica.

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