Jack Cunningham (Ben Affleck) once had a life full of promises. In high school he was a basketball phenomenon with a university scholarship – until suddenly he stopped playing for unknown reasons and literally gambled away his future. Now, years later, Jack continues to spin downward and drown in alcohol that has already cost him his marriage and any hope of a better life. When he is asked to coach the basketball team at his alma mater, whose glory days have passed since he left, he reluctantly agrees, surprising no one more than himself. The boys are gradually starting to team up and play games win, and Jack may have finally found a reason to face the demons who once derailed him. But will that be enough to get him on the path to salvation?