‘Love & Basketball’ with Jordan Robinson

Episode 9

Four quarters, two players, one game for your heart. No movie in this sports-romance series creates team chemistry between the “sports” and “romance” genres quite like LOVE & BASKETBALL.

Podcaster, sports journalist, and former college hooper Jordan Robinson joins the program to discuss the movie’s on-court realism, athlete couples, the enormous pressures on college basketball players, and the LOVE & BASKETBALL character she finally feels bad for two decades later.

Listen to Jordan’s WNBA podcast, Queens of the Court, with basketball legend Sheryl Swoopes.

Read her 2020 remembrance of Love & Basketball, featuring countless great interviews.

About “The Kick”

“The Kick” is a theme-obsessed movie podcast where new releases are the ultimate excuse to fill blindspots and let that completist flag fly.

Part of the Now Playing Network, the show runs in multi-episode arcs—or kicks—that explore a particular sub-genre or filmography, and then culminate in a relevant new film. As in, “I’m on a sports-romance kick, and it won’t be over until I see Challengers.

Every week, host Chance Solem-Pfeifer is joined by a fellow writer, filmmaker, or movie appreciator. You can contact him at chancesolempfeifer [at] gmail [dot] com and read his film writings in the Willamette Week.