Vice: “Red Cards”
The “godfather of D.C. basketball,” Curtis Malone bred three NBA lottery picks and hundreds of Division I players through his D.C. AAU program.
In 2014, Malone was convicted for his role in a massive cocaine and heroin ring. “It’s like the most dysfunctional Robin Hood story ever,” Malone’s stepdaughter said, claiming he sold drugs only to help pay rent for players’ families or help out friends in need.
Red Cards investigates the corruption and scandal behind one of the best basketball training programs in the country.
Missy “The Missile” Giove, one of the first women to break out on the mountain biking scene in the 90s, was known for her high-intensity riding style and outspoken personality.
After her career drew to a close, Giove sought a new form of adrenaline rush by smuggling millions of dollars worth of marijuana across the country. A massive DEA operation brought Giove head to head with law enforcement in 2009, and she faced up to 40 years in jail.
Nearly 10 years later, we catch up with the daredevil to learn more about her life of high stakes racing.