‘Glory Road’ detours from reality

Pat Riley
Pat Riley - photo by James Drake

If you’ve seen “Glory Road,” you know a little about the Western story. Very little.  The movie opens with coach Don Haskins, as portrayed by Gig Harbor’s Josh Lucas, leading a high school girls team to a championship. He quickly lands the job in El Paso and then takes off on a cross-country odyssey, scouring America’s urban landscapes for raw talent. He hits the mother lode, landing seven black players who would challenge stereotypes and make history.

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