Director(s): Larry Weitzman, Jim Podhoretz
Synopsis: Micheal Ray Richardson debuted in the NBA with so much potential and became an instant star, but his career fell apart due to drug abuse. What happened after that?
After being selected by the New York Knicks with the fourth overall pick in the 1978 NBA Draft, Micheal Ray Richardson went from being dubbed "the next Walt Frazier" to the first player banned from the NBA after violating the league's drug policy three times. Chris Rock narrates the story of a man who had everything going for him, only to have it all taken away after the '80s NYC party lifestyle changed the path of Michael Ray Richardson's career and life.
Told through Rock's point-of-view, we're given the perspective of practically every Richardson fan of the late '70s and early '80s, who consistently rooted for Sugar's success and faced disappointment when he continuously returned to freebasing and put himself into one incredibly bad predicament after another, which included pretending to be kidnapped even though he was in a hotel only a block away from the Garden.