PG | | Biography, Drama, Sport
In 1966, Texas Western coach Don Haskins led the first all-black starting line-up for a college basketball team to the NCAA national championship.
Ben Affleck was originally set to play Don Haskins, but pulled out of the project due to scheduling conflicts.
Coach Don Haskins:
You got a real talent, son, why throw it away?
Bobby Joe Hill: I'll tell you why. Ever since I was a kid I've only loved one thing. That was playing ball. Do you understand what that's like, having that ball in your hand... It's like, It's like making sweet music ...
During the championship game against Kentucky, #44 hurts himself and must leave the game. A few minutes later he is announced as out for the game with the leg injury, but he is seen in several shots in the second half as being on the court and playing.
During the credits, an inset shows several of the actual people involved (Don Haskins, David Lattin, Pat Riley, Orsten Artis, Willie Worsley, Harry Flournoy, and Nevil Shed) commenting about the championship game and its implications. Video of that game is also shown.
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