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.
Chicago Bulls guard Kirk Hinrich was offered a part in the movie, but had to turn it down due to schedule conflicts.
Willie 'Scoops' Cager:
They're trying to take our dignity away from us.
Coach Don Haskins: Your dignity's inside you. Nobody can take something away from you you don't give them.
After Lattin picks up his fourth foul in the Championship game, Coach Don Haskins takes him out of the line-up. But after the next basket by Texas Western, you see him running back down the court. it's not until later, with two minutes to go, Coach Haskins puts Lattin back in the game.
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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