La Canada High School is a real high school in La Cañada Flintridge, California. However the school colors are not white and maroon as seen in this episode. They are maroon and gold.
CM Russell High Schools, the name of the team Carver played in the episode. It is another real school featured in the series.
Coolidge get chased after by a team in Boston, a hint toward him going there on St. Elsewhere. Which just happens to be in Boston.
Al Attles was head coach of the Golden State Warriors at the time this episode aired. He was the second African American to win a NBA title as a coach. Bill Russell was the first and would later appear in the series.