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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.
Earnings: $97,698,919 ($120,424,447*)
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.”

John Wall buys into Australian team

Marc Stein: The Wizards’ John Wall is buying an ownership stake in the South East Melbourne Phoenix ( @SEMelbPhoenix ) in Australia’s @NBL , @NYTSports has learned Wall joins an ownership group headed by LA-based entrepreneur Romie Chaudhari and featuring several current and past NBA players The influx of past and present NBA players investing in Australian basketball teams continues: Wall joins Melbourne’s own Dante Exum of the Cleveland @cavs and the retired trio of Zach Randolph, Al Harrington and Josh Childress as stakeholders in Chaudhari’s @SEMelbPhoenix group