Al Harrington Rumors

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Al Harrington
Al Harrington
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Born: 02/17/80
Height: 6-9 / 2.06
Weight:250 lbs. / 113.4 kg.
Following the sale of his Calabasas home with a basketball court to radio broadcaster Eddie “Piolín” Sotelo, longtime NBA player Al Harrington has settled into a new place just a few miles up the road. The Mediterranean estate, for which he paid $3.8 million, offers a little more privacy. It’s set at the end of a cul-de-sac and offers sweeping views of Ahmanson Ranch from a spacious backyard.
Storyline: Real Estate
He swears that this came to him later in life, when he’d tried everything else. “And I’m not lying; I was one of those guys who grew up thinking if you smoked weed you had no future,” Al Harrington says. “I never tried it as a kid. My boys were smoking when we were kids and I never tried it. I was always so scared to try it. I felt like if I came home and I smelled like weed, my mother would kill me.”
Harrington then thought about trying medical marijuana. And, fortunately, he lived in a state that was one of the first to legalize use of marijuana for medicinal purposes. “I didn’t have to do much research because I was in Denver when everything started to go legal,” Harrington said. “I’m one of those guys that reads the paper the next day to see what they said about the team. And it was always in the paper, every single day. So I was always reading up on it, reading up on it.”
And after he retired in 2014 (he did play in Ice Cube’s Big3 league this past summer), Harrington has gone into cannabis full-time, leading to the development of marijuana businesses in three states and a dream of being a major mogul in the still-burgeoning racket of legalized medical marijuana. His company is called Viola Extracts — Viola is Harrington’s grandmother, and, as he describes it, his “guinea pig” in the struggle. When Viola Harrington’s glaucoma was eased by using medical marijuana a couple of years ago, Al Harrington became a true believer. Now Viola Extracts is a one-stop grower, distributing and selling to more than 30 legal marijuana stores around the country.