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Not So Sweet As Sugar: Micheal Ray Richardson’s Sad Fall From Grace

Published by on June 8, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NBA

February 25th, 1986.

That date alone was the turning point in Micheal Ray Richardson's life.

On that day, Richardson tested positive for cocaine for a third time, becoming the first player to get banned under the NBA's anti-drug program, which was established in September 1983.

It all started in 1978, where the New York Knickerbockers took a gamble on a relatively unknown 6'5'' scoring point guard out of the University of Montana with the fourth pick in the draft.

Despite some obscurity surrounding the Knicks' selection, others were very high on Richardson's ability as a basketball player. Immediately, he was credited with the title as "the next Walt Frazier."

Right from the s...

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