POTB: NBA Vet, Medical Marijuana Boss, Al Harrington

Harrington spent 16 years in the league but pivoted into a more budding industry.


Points On The Board is a podcast where managing editor, Kyle Harvey, Shadow League contributors, and guests break down the top stories from sports, culture and more.

NBA veteran, Al Harrington spent 16 years in the league but pivoted into a more budding industry. And he stopped by the office to put some points on the board.

The New Jersey native was drafted straight outta high school and was a part of his generation’s more memorable rosters.

During his time as a professional hooper, Harrington also gained a personal, professional, and medical appreciation for cannabis. Sparked by seeing a need that wasn’t there yet, his newfound passion evolved into a business. Enter, VIOLA, Harrington’s high-end cannabis company. He’s one of the first athletes and few Black people that are in the legal marijuana service industry. Harrington has made it his purpose to destigmatize the stereotypes associated with the flower.

And on this episode of POTB, we talk about that and everything in between.


The NBA’s new age limit, NCAA losing

Playing with Golden State, Baron Davis’ creativity

His time playing in the Big3 League

How more black people can immediately insert themselves the cannabis space

Memorable life advice from cipher sessions

The hip hop album you give your first born



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Kyle Harvey is a writer, producer and the current managing editor of The Shadow League. Host of the Points On The Board podcast, and a proudly washed college athlete, Harvey had previous stints at Slant News, The Bleacher Report, NBC News, and theGrio. Originally from Wilmington, DE, Harvey graduated from North Carolina A&T State University.