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Exclusive: Al Harrington, Wilson Chandler, John Monopoly Talk Ownership In Cannabis On Black Tech Green Money Podcast

Over the past year, we’ve seen an influx of Black entrepreneurs venture into the cannabis industry. People like Viola Brands’ Al Harrington, Wilson Chandler, and John Monopoly are among the businessmen that are ensuring that more people who look like us have ownership in the industry. As former NBA players turned businessmen, Harrington and Chandler wanted to ensure that their legacy went beyond just basketball. “I think the main thing was just educating myself toward the end of my career after I started to realize that I wasn’t jumping as high, I wasn’t as fast, I wasn’t as important to the league like I used to be. So, I had to figure out what was next,” said Harrington in a recent episode of Black Tech Green Money. Harrington, who recently announced the launch of the Harrington Insitute, a school for cannabis education, attributes that business mindset to his financial adviser. “I always give my financial adviser a lot of credit because throughout my career I’ve had great...

Sep 14, 2021

NBA Veteran Wilson Chandler Makes History By Signing First-Ever Completely Virtual Shoe Deal

NBA legend Wilson Chandler has made history. In a press release announcement, it was revealed that the basketball superstar has entered into a one-of-a-kind partnership with CryptoKickers, a non-fungible token-based fashion brand designing “Footwear for the New World.” This partnership marks the first time in history that a sports star has entered into a “virtual kicks” partnership. “As we build out the leading footwear brand for the Metaverse, we wanted to find a star athlete with an innovative spirit and style — someone who actually cares about this stuff,” said CryptoKickers co-founder Thomas Dimson, in the press release announcement. On Wednesday, April 21  at 11:11 a.m. PST, the team will release 21 pairs of “Wilson Chandler 1s” on their website, with additional releases to follow. “As soon as I discovered CryptoKickers, it was a no-brainer to collaborate with them,” said Chandler, a 13-year NBA veteran. “I’ve been in the crypto space for some time and recently became obsessed...