Inspired by NBA superstar Kevin Durant’s experiences, Swagger explores the world of youth basketball, and the players, their families and coaches who walk the fine line between dreams and ambition, opportunism and corruption. Off the court, the show reveals what it’s like to grow up in America. In season two, we meet the man-children Jace, Phil, Nick, Musa, Drew and Royale as they are entering their senior year of high school. All but Phil will be attending Cedar Cove Prep, a predominantly white institution where wealthy board members control the entire operation from the hiring of faculty to the enrolment of students. For all the academic success, Cedar Cove has not been a sporting powerhouse – until Emory Lawson, the athletic director, acquires the Swagger players. Almost overnight, its basketball programme becomes elite, attracting the attention of Alonzo Powers from Gladiator Sneakers. With winning comes scrutiny and the players find themselves under a microscope as they vie for a national high school championship.