Calvin Cambridge is a fourteen year old orphan who retreives an old pair of Nike blazers sneakers from the Salvation Army thrift store, but a bully, Ox throws them on a overhead power line as Calvin, Murph, and Reg go to get them in a rainstorm as the sneakers are hit by a lightning bolt. At the Knights game, Calvin goes one-on-one with Tracy Reynolds as the sneakers give Calvin a superstar caliber talent as he wins by a dunk and is signed to the Knights, but many people are out to get the sneakers.
- Lil' Bow Wow as Calvin Cambridge
- Morris Chestnut as Tracy Reynolds
- Jonathan Lipnicki as Murph
- Crispin Glover as Stan Bitterman
- Eugene Levy as Frank Bernard
- Brenda Song as Reg Stevens
- Jesse Plemons as Ox
- Robert Forster as Coach Wagner
Lil' Bow Wow, Jermaine Durphi, Fabulous, and Fundisha performed the theme song for the film called "Basketball". Also, Lil' Bow Wow recorded songs for the soundtracks.