Parents need to know that Basketball and Other Things is a documentary series that highlights the life lessons learned by NBA players through their hard work and perseverance, while also acknowledging the darker side of their fame and success. A large majority of the players interviewed are Black and there is thoughtful discussion about how race influences their finances and portrayals in the media. The severe under-representation of Black sports reporters is also addressed. There are mentions of parental abuse, bullying, gang violence, player altercations with fans, suicidal ideation, and hateful social media comments. Players open up about being scared, vulnerable, depressed, anxious, and angry, as well as about seeking out therapy. There's repeated use of language like "f--k," "s--t," "ass," "bitch," "damn," etc. in each episode. Most episodes cover a number of positive life lessons; in contrast, episode 7, "The Good Life," stands out for its emphasis of consumerism (buying mansions, diamonds, private jets, etc.), womanizing, drug use, and binge drinking in a mostly aspirational light. Women are talked about as gold diggers, and groupies are defined as woman who are waiting to have sex with NBA players. Sex is referred to in a number of crude ways. Strippers' butt cheeks are shown.