TV Series | | Drama, Sport
A white former NBA professional retires from the pro game and gets a job as a basketball coach in a predominantly black inner-city high school.
The original telecast of the first half of the Season 2 episode "The Death of Me Yet" was shown with no commercial interruptions, up to the point where Curtis Jackson (Erik Kilpatrick) was killed.
Did you do that as a reward for me writing a positive article?
Ken Reeves: No, I expect to get raked over the coals the next time we lose.
Ken Reeves' NBA career is referred to several times in the series, but the number of years and the teams he played on seem to change each time. For instance, he tells reporter Sally Adams in "The Offer" that he was in the Chicago Bulls' starting lineup for 10 seasons. In "Wanna Bet", street hustler Bobby Magum remembers Reeves playing for Chicago, Denver, and Milwaukee. Finally, in "Little Orphan Abner", he tells Abner Goldstein's grandparents he spent the last six years of his career with the Bulls.
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