Unlike his more arrogant brothers, Damon and Keenen Ivory, Marlon Wayans actually manages to be both a genuinely funny screen comedian and a plausible romantic lead. His emergence as both provides an interesting subtext to this amiable sports comedy,
which means to teach lessons about sibling rivalry and perhaps comfort a black community beset by the premature deaths of its young men. Swiping the basic story and sentimental approach of ANGELS IN THE OUTFIELD and appropriating some of the special effects of THE NUTTY PROFESSOR, the picture
starts out with the death of aggressive college basketball player Antoine (a miscast Kadeem Hardison). His more laid-back littl...