The murder of a private investigator leads back to basketball and the cutthroat competition for court time.
Did You Know?
The basketball players in this episode attend a fictional "Moses Caro High School." The school name appears to be a tongue-in-cheek conflation of two very different New Yorkers: Robert Moses and Robert Caro. Moses (1888-1981) was a once-lauded "urban planning" bureaucrat today often remembered for destroying established, traditional neighborhoods to make room for expressways; while Caro (born 1935) wrote a massive, highly critical biography of the former, titled "The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York" (1974), which won the Pulitzer Prize. See more
It's called grass-roots boosterism - giving the community a team they can be proud of.
Detective Robert Goren
Well, I call it a long-term investment. You recruit the players. You touch their young lives with your "generosity." And then you leave a stain that they carry through their college or professional careers. A taint that you can threaten them with any time you need to shave some points.
References Goodbye, Mr. Chips