A good concept fails to become a good movie in this predictable tale of corruption in college basketball, featuring the ubiquitous superstar and corporate pitchman Shaquille O'Neal.
Western University hoops coach Pete Bell (Nick Nolte), his sterling career troubled by three so-so seasons, is getting desperate to hold on to his job and his winning reputation. He's proud that all his kids graduate, yet his refusal to pay players under the table means he can't compete for top
talent. Enter sleazy alumni coordinator Happy (J.T. Walsh), and suddenly things begin falling into place. Tough Louisiana bayou player Neon (O'Neal) actually wants an education and signs on ...