In the trailer, we can see Clifton who is played by Everett Osborne saying “You saying about the color of my skin it’s about being true to the game of basketball”. He begins his career as the star of the barnstorming basketball club the Harlem Globetrotters in the late 1940s and he was supported by Globetrotters, Clifton was also approached by the coach of the New York Knicks, Joe Lapchick who wanted him to play for his club.
Clifton reminds Lapchick that there is no African-Americans player in the NBA but Lapchick tells Clifton that “it’s not going to be like that forever and NBA champs got their asses kicked” by an all-Black team. the trailer ends with “Ready to change the game oh I was born already“.
In the fall of 1950, Nat “Sweetwater” Clifton forever changed the game of basketball at that time as he became the first African American player in the NBA.