Ride Along

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Dr. J Talks Fighting Larry Bird and Playing at Rucker Park

We met up with Julius Erving at All-Star Weekend to discuss the ABA, his infamous fight with Larry Bird and the evolution of dunking from the free throw line.

 
Director: Kfir Goldberg  |  Executive Producers: Michael D. Ratner, Scott Ratner, Eric D. Cohen  |  Producer: Kfir Goldberg  |  Co-Producer: Elias Tanner  |  Series Dir. of Photography: Anthony Arendt  |  Editor: Arlen Konopaki  |  Associate Producers: Matthew Hirschhorn, Sean Spencer, Lanna Wang  |  Director of Content: Will Kiersky

 

Cam Jordan on his Family Legacy and Losing Will Smith

During Super Bowl Week, we rode along with defensive end Cam Jordan of the New Orleans Saints. He told us about learning from his father, NFL Pro-Bowler Steve Jordan and the death of his friend and fellow Saint Will Smith. Presented by Lexus.

 
Director: Elias Tanner  |  Executive Producers: Michael D. Ratner, Scott Ratner, Eric D. Cohen  |  Producer: Kfir Goldberg  |  Co-Producer: Elias Tanner  |  Series Dir. of Photography: Anthony Arendt  |  Editor: Arlen Konopaki  |  Associate Producers: Matthew Hirschhorn, Sean Spencer, Lanna Wang  |  Director of Content: Will Kiersky 

 

Carlos Hyde Talks Chip Kelly and Ohio State

We met up with Carlos Hyde in Houston to talk shop at the Super Bowl. The 49ers running back discussed transitioning to the NFL (it's not like what you see on TV) and what he wants to do when he reaches the game's greatest stage.

 
Director: Elias Tanner  |  Executive Producers: Michael D. Ratner, Scott Ratner, Eric D. Cohen  |  Producer: Kfir Goldberg  |  Co-Producer: Elias Tanner  |  Series Dir. of Photography: Anthony Arendt  |  Editor: Arlen Konopaki  |  Associate Producers: Matthew Hirschhorn, Sean Spencer, Lanna Wang  |  Director of Content: Will Kiersky 

 

JR Smith On Playing
With LeBron and Melo

With tattoos up to his neck, a stint in China under his belt, experience playing with two of the very best, and a possible championship on the way, there are many reasons why JR Smith is probably the most high profile bench player in the NBA. In this RIDE ALONG, he talks about them all.

 
Director: Michael D. Ratner  |  Executive Producers: Michael D. Ratner, Scott Ratner, Eric D. Cohen, Mike Tollin, Mason Gordon, Will Kiersky  |  Producer: Caitlin Callaway  |  Co-Producer: Adam Goldberg, Dan Marks  |  Series Dir. of Photography: Anthony Arendt  |  Supervising Producer: Dan Bradley  |  Associate Producer: Mattew Hirschhorn, Kfir Goldberg, Sean Spencer, Danny Barton

 

Chandler Parsons on the Deandre Drama and the End of Kobe

After signing a contract with Mark Cuban at a Dallas night club, Chandler Parsons became the Mavericks' chief recruiter for Deandre Jordan. That... didn't quite work out. In this Ride Along, Chandler recounts the tug-of-war over his longtime friend, his growth from a petulant and overlooked kid at the University of Florida to a respected NBA veteran, and his thoughts on facing Kobe one last time at the Staples Center.

 

Director: Michael D. Ratner  |  Executive Producers: Michael D. Ratner, Scott Ratner, Eric D. Cohen, Mike Tollin, Mason Gordon, Will Kiersky  |  Producer: Caitlin Callaway  |  Co-Producer: Adam Goldberg, Dan Marks  |  Series Dir. of Photography: Anthony Arendt  |   Supervising Producer: Dan Bradley  |  Associate Producer: Mattew Hirschhorn, Kfir Goldberg, Sean Spencer, Danny Barton


 

Myles Turner on Rookie Hazing
and Blocking Lebron

Myles Turner was one of the most impactful rookies of this past NBA season. But that didn't save him from his veteran teammates, who made him fetch breadsticks for the whole Pacers squad before every team flight. In this Ride Along, Myles takes us behind the scenes on his rookie season.

 
Director: Kfir Goldberg  |  Executive Producers: Michael D. Ratner, Scott Ratner, Eric D. Cohen, Mike Tollin, Mason Gordon, Will Kiersky  |  Producer: Caitlin Callaway  |  Co-Producer: Adam Goldberg, Dan Marks  |  Series Dir. of Photography: Anthony Arendt  |  Editor: Andrew Nackman  |  Supervising Producer: Dan Bradley  |  Associate Producer: Mattew Hirschhorn, Kfir Goldberg, Sean Spencer, Danny Barton

 

Reggie Jackson Unleashes His Best Stan Van Gundy Impersonation

After years of coming off the bench with the Thunder, Reggie Jackson has become a star in Detroit. But he had to go through a somewhat acrimonious split with his former teammates to get there. In this RIDE ALONG, Reggie gives us the inside scoop on the OKC breakup, gives us his best Stan Van Gundy impersonation, and lets us know what life was like growing up in London.

 

Director: Kfir Goldberg  |  Executive Producers: Michael D. Ratner, Scott Ratner, Eric D. Cohen, Mike Tollin, Mason Gordon, Will Kiersky  |  Producer: Caitlin Callaway  |  Co-Producer: Adam Goldberg, Dan Marks  |  Series Dir. of Photography: Anthony Arendt  |  Editor: Andrew Nackman  |  Supervising Producer: Dan Bradley  |  Associate Producer: Mattew Hirschhorn, Kfir Goldberg, Sean Spencer, Danny Barton


 

Joel Embiid Chugs Shirley Temples and Tweets Rihanna

Joel Embiid was was supposed to be a star after entering the NBA from Kansas by way of Cameroon. But two years later he's yet to play due to various injuries. We drove through Embiid’s new home of Philadelphia while he broke down how he came to love basketball, his love for soda and social media, and why he looked so sad on draft night.

 
Director: Michael D. Ratner  |  Executive Producers: Michael D. Ratner, Scott Ratner, Eric D. Cohen, Mike Tollin, Mason Gordon, Will Kiersky  |  Producer: Caitlin Callaway  |  Co-Producer: Adam Goldberg, Dan Marks  |  Series Dir. of Photography: Anthony Arendt  |  Editor: Andrew Nackman  |  Supervising Producer: Dan Bradley  |  Associate Producer: Mattew Hirschhorn, Kfir Goldberg, Sean Spencer, Danny Barton

 

VICE – RIDE ALONG
Digital series for Vice Sports featuring star players inside their cars as they head to their biggest games of the year.