If this isn’t a real-life parallel to the beloved 2000 classic, I don’t know what is. We all secretly wanted to be Monica Wright and Quincy McCall after they stole our hearts in the basketball romance box office hit Love & Basketball… even if we didn’t outwardly express it. (That 8th grade summer basketball camp definitely flashed through my mind… I just wasn’t born with the gift).
The two have reportedly known each other since high school (another similarity…), specifically the 2006 McDonald’s High School All-American Game. Both Wright and Durant are 24-years-old and were both selected No. 2 overall in their respective drafts. They are also both Texas natives. Oh and if all the previous cited “coincidences” don’t strike you as peculiar… I got the game winner right here…
Durant posted this tweet in 2011 that now takes on a new significance… can’t tell me nothing!
Well… I must say the two did do a good job of keeping their relationship under wraps… They reportedly started dating in high school. And an article from May on FoxSportsNorth.com made no reference to a romantic relationship between the “close friends.” Well, I’m happy for them. And if their story ends anything like the movie that was clearly inspired by them (as if director’s foretold their future), then we know there will surely be a happy ending… with insane basketball bred babies in the future lol!