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'Hoop Reality' gets dream postscript

Documentary film captures Beverley's difficult road to NBA

Originally Published: July 2, 2009
By Scoop Jackson | ESPN.com

In the documentary "Hoop Reality," there is a scene in which then-Marshall High School basketball coach Lamont Bryant gives his team a stern warning about potential pitfalls.

"Y'all don't even understand this inner-city [expletive]," he tells a bus full of kids from Chicago's hardscrabble West Side, a neighborhood that literally defines "inner city." "Go to the wrong [area] and anything can happen."

Then he singles out superstar guard Patrick Beverley in blunt, ...

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