Monica decides between Laker, rapper

Originally Published: July 16, 2010
ESPN.com

A little more than a week after "The Decision," R&B singer Monica has a big, life-changing decision of her own to make in the video for her song "Love All Over Me."

Maino
Maino
Brown
Brown

Monica's decision also has a basketball theme, and she's asking fans to help her choose between Los Angeles Lakers point guard Shannon Brown and rapper Maino.

The video, which debuted Thursday night on VEVO and BET, can be seen at the bottom of this story. After you watch the cliff-hanger ending, help Monica choose between her two loves 15 years apart in the story.

To vote for Monica's new love (Brown), fans can text NEWLOVE to 66937. To vote for Monica's old love (Maino), they can text OLDLOVE to 66937. They also can vote at Monica.com.

[+] EnlargeShannon Brown and Monica
RCA Music GroupShannon Brown and Monica show how grueling it can be to shoot a music video.

The final version of the "Love All Over Me" video, as voted on by fans, will be revealed July 23.

While the characters are fictional, parts of the storyline reveal some factual personal qualities. We won't spoil it, so you'll just have to check it out.

Here is some basic background of the Old Love and New Love:

  • Age -- Brown, 24; Maino, 35
  • Occupation -- Brown, backup point guard for the Lakers; Maino, hip-hop artist
  • Hometown: Brown, Maywood, Ill.; Maino, Brooklyn, N.Y.
  • Accomplishments: Brown, NBA championships with Lakers in 2009 and 2010; Maino, released two albums, "If Tomorrow Comes" in 2009 and "The Day After Tomorrow" in 2010

"Love All Over Me" is the latest release from Monica's 2010 album "Still Standing" (iTunes | Amazon), which had reached No. 1 and is currently No. 19 on the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Album chart, and had hit No. 2 and is currently No. 91 on the Billboard 200 chart.