Tag: Al Harrington


Former NBA Forward Al Harrington Wants to Make 100 Black Individuals Millionaires Through the Cannabis Business


Al Harrington is helping Black entrepreneurs enter the cannabis sector through an incubator partnership with his company, Viola Brands. Former National Basketball Association forward Al Harrington says he’s on a mission to turn 100 Black individuals into millionaires using the cannabis sector, he told CNBC. Harrington, now CEO of cannabis company Viola Brands, said one of the ways he’ll achieve the mission to help 100 Black people through an incubator program that allows black market…


Ex-NBA Stars Isaiah Thomas, Al Harrington, John Salley Talk Life as Cannabis Trailblazers


A trio of former basketball stars are well into their second careers as cannabis entrepreneurs, something the ex-athletes hope will also improve society. At a Bezinga conference this week, Isaiah Thomas, Al Harrington and John Salley explained how their new roles are not just about making money, but inextricably linked to combating social inequality.The three former players are each at varying stages in developing their own cannabis brands. On Monday, they talked about their plans…


Al Harrington Talks Cannabis Sales and Covid-19, The Hiring Power of Social Equity and ‘Never Giving Up’


As a founder, 16-season NBA player, and father of four, Al Harrington may be more experienced than most at staying cool under pressure and at making tough decisions, including pivots, that benefit a larger goal. But Harrington, who’s been an active cannabis entrepreneur and advocate since retiring from the NBA in 2014, believes that anyone can find success in their chosen field so long as they’re in it for the right reasons — even now,…