"Kisses & Basketball" is the 22nd episode of the first season of The Suite Life of Karan and Kabir. Max huggs Karan romantically after winning a basketball game and Karan is speechless. Meanwhile, Rani gets a letter from her father, threatening her to disinherit her if she does not stop over-spending.
After winning their basketball game, Max accidentally hugges Karan, and later at their celebration party, everyone teases that Karan hugged a girl. Karan then retorts that it was "not a girl, it was Max," insinuating that she was a boy. Max then gets mad at Karan, ruining their chance of winning next time due to the fact that she refuses to work with him. At the next practice, after stomping off to the GIRLS' bathroom (which she makes very clear,) Kabir and Noodle pull Karan aside and tell him he has to "take one for the team" and ask Max out. Karan reluctantly concedes and asks Max on a date to the Raj Mahal's restraunt. when she comes out of the bathroom, to which she breathlessly agrees to.
Mr. Maan Singh tells Rani that her father has sent a fax, warning Rani to control her expenses else she will be disinherited. Vinnie thinks of various ways to control Rani's expenses, ending up with the idea of taking all of Rani's credit cards.
That night, Karan is seen sitting at his and Max's reserved table talking to Vibhishan, and talking about how she'll probably show up in shorts with a basketball. Shortly after, Max arrives in a dress with her hair done, and Karan has a "jaw-drop" moment. Vibhishan tells Karan that she is "out of his league."
As the dinner goes on, Karan and Max have a great time, shooting spitballs and laughing. At the end, Karan lets it slip that he was forced to go on the date, and even though he tries to tell Max that he's glad he came now, she shoves a sundae in his face and storms away.
At their next basketball game, Karan is completely out of sorts, missing easy shots and passes.Jung Bahadur finally takes him out and puts Kabir in instead. Kabir manages to score a basket accidentally by his head and is hurt in the process, meaning Karan will have to go back in. Jung Bahadur has Karan and Max talk for thirty seconds to sort things out, and they talk about how they miss just "liking" each other. They agree to pretend none of it ever happened, and are friends again. When the games starts again, they have five seconds to get a goal; Max passes it to Karan in the final seconds and they score, winning the game. Finally, Max accidentally hugges Kabir .