Love & Basketball dropped on April 16, 2000. Now the film is turning 20-years-old and still holds up as the sports-romance hybrid that audiences adore. What’s more, the movie’s rock-solid cast members have become fixtures in Hollywood. From Sanaa Lathan to Omar Epps to Regina Hall, here’s a rundown of what the Love & Basketball co-stars are up to now.
What is ‘Love & Basketball’ about?
Love & Basketball tells the story of Quincy and Monica, childhood friends who share a common first love — basketball. In the pals’ first contentious meeting on the basketball court, Quincy doubts the athletic ability of Monica, but the young girl quickly proves him wrong.
As the ballplayers mature, their friendship evolves into something deeper, and both athletes must make tough decisions. In the end, they each learn lessons about friendship, humility, sacrifice, and love. Omar Epps and Sanaa Lathan gained adoration from fans as the on-screen duo, and Regina Hall mixed it up on screen as part of the ensemble. All three stars are still making dramatic moves in entertainment today.
Omar Epps, from ‘House’ to the ‘Power’ franchise
Epps’ big break was in the feature film Juice in 1992, after which he went on to land multiple big-screen roles. Film buffs will recognize the actor from Higher Learning, Scream 2, The Mod Squad, The Wood, and Alfie, among other projects. He also maintained a presence on television with roles on ER, Resurrection, Shooter, and This is Us. The actor’s most defining television part is the role of Dr. Eric Foreman, who he played on House for eight years.
Next on Epps’ slate is Power Book III: Raising Kanan, which comes from Curtis ’50 Cent’ Jackson’s G-Unit Productions. The show is a spinoff of Jackson’s wildly addictive Power, which aired on Starz for six seasons.
Sanaa Lathan, from ‘The Best Man’ to ‘The Affair’
Lathan has enjoyed a steady string of projects in virtually every genre. Horror aficionados will recognize her from Blade, the vampire flick with Marvel Comics roots, and Alien vs. Predator, which pits two formidable movie monsters against each other.
The versatile actress has also appeared in an impressive number of romance movies, including The Wood, The Best Man, Brown Sugar, Something New, and The Best Man Holiday. As of late, Lathan has found success in a series of television shows from Family Guy to The Affair.
Regina Hall, from supporting cast to superstar
Since her supporting part in Love & Basketball, Hall has become a highly sought-after lead actress and a skilled producer. She shows off both her comedy and dramatic chops on television and in movies.
The actress has stolen scenes in comedies like the Scary Movie Franchise, About Last Night, Think Like a Man, and Girls Trip, among others. She also proved her dramatic talent in films like When the Bough Breaks and Support the Girls. Now she stars in and co-produces the Showtime series Black Monday, an irreverent retelling of the events surrounding the stock market crash of 1987. Hall currently has at least three more projects in various stages of production.
Is ‘Love & Basketball’ streaming?
Love & Basketball is available to rent or purchase on various platforms. YouTube Movies, Google Play, iTunes, Vudo, and Amazon Prime Video all offer the title at similar price points. Viewers who do not want to pay the streaming fee are also in luck. Love & Basketball is scheduled to air on April 18 at 10 p.m. and April 19 at 5 p.m. on BET Her.