Red Cards Presented by Ryot

Red Cards Presented by Ryot

The Mysterious Murder of an NBA Hopeful

Colorado State graduate and NBA hopeful Wendell Lee, Jr. was shot dead outside his girlfriend’s home in 2015. In this episode of RED CARDS we speak with Lee’s family and others tied to the case to try and make sense of this seemingly senseless bloodshed.
VICE Sports Staff
12.18.18
Red Cards Presented by Ryot

The Godfather of D.C. Basketball was Also a Cocaine Kingpin

Curtis Malone ran one of the best basketball programs in the country, but he also had a side gig selling cocaine and heroin.
VICE Sports Staff
12.13.18
Red Cards Presented by Ryot

Pee Wee Kirkland: The Streetball Legend Who Chose Drug Trafficking over the NBA

In this episode of RED CARDS, we meet Richard "Pee Wee" Kirkland, an icon of Harlem’s early street basketball scene. Given the chance to play professionally, however, Kirkland chose a career in drug trafficking instead.
VICE Sports Staff
12.11.18
Red Cards Presented by Ryot

The Shooting Death of Will Smith

Episode 3 of RED CARDS unpacks the shooting of former Saints defensive end Will Smith. The investigation takes us to New Orleans, a vibrant city with a historically controversial legal system.
VICE Sports Staff
12.4.18
Red Cards Presented by Ryot

Inside the Gambling Scandal that Rocked the NBA

In the second episode of RED CARDS, we take a deep dive inside former referee Tim Donaghy's participation in a gambling scheme that earned him thousands of dollars, and 15 months in prison.
VICE Sports Staff
11.27.18
Red Cards Presented by Ryot

The Champion Mountain Biker Turned Drug Smuggler

VICE Sports meets legendary mountain biker Missy Giove to learn how a downhill champ ended up hunted by the DEA for her role in a multimillion-dollar drug smuggling operation.
VICE Sports Staff
11.20.18