Basti, 16, is in search of love, affection and self-respect. Living in a broken home situation in a high density area of a German city he finds 'false friends' in a violence-prone group of young neo-fascists and - hopefully - true friends in a multi-ethnical basketball gang. But swapping mates is not easy with all that group pressure and one's own sense of insecurity ... In a violent clash with the young fascists Tekin 16 a Turkish member of the basketball group is seriously injured. Basti has to face a brutal reality and he has to make up his mind: shall he jump? Or fight?