24 Facts About Al Harrington


Al Harrington spent a short stint with the Fujian Sturgeons of the Chinese Basketball Association.


Since retiring from the NBA, Al Harrington has become an entrepreneur in the cannabis industry.


Al Harrington is a cousin of former NBA player and Los Angeles Clippers assistant coach Dahntay Jones.


Al Harrington was named both Gatorade and USA Today's National Player of the Year, as well as a 1998 McDonald's High School All-American after his senior season.


At only 18 years of age, Al Harrington was selected by the Indiana Pacers with the 25th overall pick in the 1998 NBA draft, making him the first player born in the 1980s to be drafted by the NBA.


Al Harrington spent six seasons with the Pacers, primarily coming off the bench.


Al Harrington averaged 12.2 points and 6.0 rebounds per game while starting in 37 games.


Al Harrington was an integral part of the Pacers' first run to the Eastern Conference Finals since 2000.


On July 15,2004, Al Harrington was traded to the Atlanta Hawks in exchange for Stephen Jackson.


Al Harrington finally became a nightly starter, but the Hawks did not fare as successfully as the Pacers did after his departure.


On January 17,2007, Al Harrington was dealt to the Golden State Warriors along with teammates Stephen Jackson, Sarunas Jasikevicius, and Josh Powell for Troy Murphy, Mike Dunleavy, Ike Diogu, and Keith McLeod.


On November 21,2008, Al Harrington was traded to the New York Knicks in exchange for Jamal Crawford.


On July 15,2010, Al Harrington signed a multi-year deal with the Denver Nuggets.


Al Harrington came off the bench in all 37 games he played for Washington, averaging 6.6 points and 2.4 rebounds per contest.


The Wizards made their first playoff appearance since 2008, and Al Harrington played in 7 of the team's 11 postseason games.


Al Harrington later came out of retirement and signed with the Sydney Kings of the National Basketball League on October 28,2015 as an injury replacement for Josh Childress.


Al Harrington played for Trilogy and served as co-captain with former teammate Kenyon Martin.


On December 24,2021, Al Harrington was announced as assistant coach of South Africa's Cape Town Tigers.


Al Harrington cultivates cannabis in-house and has facilities in several states.


In February 2018 Al Harrington announced the launch of Al Harrington Wellness, a company that manufactures non-psychoactive cannabinoid products.


In July 2022, Al Harrington announced a partnership with the National Basketball Players Association to promote his Re+Play line of CBD products, which will be sold by Amazon and Walmart.


Al Harrington has written an essay for The Players' Tribune titled "9 Reasons to End the War on Marijuana".


In October 2017, Al Harrington interviewed former NBA commissioner David Stern regarding cannabis use by players.


In January 2021, Al Harrington interviewed US Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer about his efforts to end cannabis prohibition at the federal level.