Love & Basketball is episode 284 focusing on the film of the same name and the first in the miniseries Pod & Basketcast. Posted August 9, 2020.
It’s rare we get to start a mini-series with a classic. 20 years after its release, Gina Prince-Bythewood’s directorial debut still stands the test of time as a top-tier cinematic love story. This week’s all about Love and Basketball (2000), which would set the tone for her career. But what’s the story that led her there? Carl Tart (The Good Place, Comedy Bang Bang) joins as we discuss how Sanaa Lathan fought for her big break, the impact of seeing a romance between two Black leads on the big screen (and VHS), and confuse Griffin with WNBA and NBA stats. 
Milestones and Ephemera
- Carl's mom was not in Disappearing Acts, but was in Strange Days. She just owned Disappearing Acts on VHS.