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Al Harrington
Al Harrington
Position: -
Born: 02/17/80
Height: 6-9 / 2.06
Weight:250 lbs. / 113.4 kg.
Earnings: $97,698,919 ($120,424,447*)
Several other current and former NBA players also have ownership stakes with NBL teams. The Houston Rockets’ John Wall and Dante Exum (a Melbourne native) and former NBA players Zach Randolph, Al Harrington and Josh Childress are owners of South East Melbourne. Miami Heat guard Victor Oladipo and former NBA players Shawn Marion and Matt Walsh are part of the New Zealand Breakers’ ownership group. “Being a part of an ownership group is something I wanted to do, for sure,” Middleton said. “As a player it could be tough. But I realize the responsibilities I had wasn’t going to really affect my basketball career right now. But it’s something I think a lot of players are starting to trend towards is finding ways to invest their money, finding things to do with their money that can grow, and it’s something I’m interested in.”
Al Harrington, the former Knick and Orange, N.J., native, wonders if Antetokounmpo will ever become a sensational playoff performer along the lines of Durant because he’s “very limited.’’ Antetokounmpo shut them all up Thursday night at Fiserv Forum. He was flawless all evening, no weaknesses evident as he attacked all night with grace and power to force a Game 7 in Brooklyn on Saturday. In a crescendo performance, “The Greek Freak’’ pounded home 30 points, making 12 of 20 baskets, living in the paint. Antetokounmpo didn’t settle, not once. He didn’t even take a 3-pointer, where he has struggled massively. And it hardly mattered he was 6 of 10 from the free-throw line.
Harrington, who retired in 2014 and played for the Knicks from 2008-10, said it’s easier to game plan against the Bucks superstar in the postseason. “Giannis, as great as he is, he’s very limited,’’ Harrington said on “The Bakari Sellers Podcast” before Game 6. “Why he’s so good is because all season he plays somebody once every couple of months, so you don’t really get a chance to game plan for him, so all that dribbling full court and dunking works. “Now, it’s a series and his opponent can pay attention to all your weaknesses, like, ‘We know you can’t go left, we know you can’t shoot the 3,’ you’re going to get exposed every time in a series.”
Former NBA journeyman Al Harrington, who played 16 years of professional basketball, is a leading advocate for reforming marijuana laws and has been pushing lawmakers to enact change. The CEO and co-founder of the cannabis company Viola Brands, Harrington told Yahoo News that Black Americans deserve to have an equitable share of a booming marijuana industry that once “destroyed” parts of the Black community.
Last week, Harrington interviewed Chuck Schumer on Instagram Live and the two talked about increasing partnerships to enact change. Harrington added that connecting with the likes of Schumer and Booker will help inform more politicians on the challenges happening on the ground. “Talking with Schumer and Cory Booker, just really being at that table, and just letting them know what’s really going on on the ground [is important],” Harrington said. “A lot of them aren’t businessmen or women. They’re not true entrepreneurs, they’re politicians. We put them in those positions to do a job, but when we think about what’s going on in the cannabis industry, you really need industry knowledge in order to be able to really write the laws, to be able to have the industry be successful. So I’m just really excited about the opportunity.”
At one point, Harrington considered giving up the marijuana business and investing in real estate instead. But he said that his experience in pro basketball reminded him of the need to believe in himself. “I learned that with basketball, nothing’s going to be given to you,” said Harrington, who played with 7 NBA teams over 16 seasons. “You’ve got to really work for what you want and you have to believe in something. You have to believe in what you’re doing more than anybody else and never quit.”
Harrington, 40, put $5 million into the firm to get it started and has seen millions of dollars in additional outside investment help scale up the company. He’s a public advocate for its use to treat mental and physical issues as an alternative to addictive opioids and other drugs. “Cannabis will replace a lot of the pills being used in locker rooms across the world,” Harrington said. “For me, it was something I really believed in and (I wanted to be) one of the people to lead the charge in changing perception around cannabis.”