Ex-NBA Player Al Harrington Says 'I'm Being Targeted' by Police After Stops

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistSeptember 13, 2019

LAS VEGAS, NV - JULY 09: Al Harrington who played 16 seasons in the NBA talks about entrepreneurship and his company Viola that is involved in the cannabis industry during the Legends National Basketball Retired Players Association Conference at Caesars Palace on July 9, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)
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Former NBA player Al Harrington believes the police are looking for him when he goes out driving in Hollywood, Los Angeles. 

Speaking to TMZ Sports in an interview published Friday, Harrington said "I'm being targeted" by the cops after noting he "just got pulled over again."

Harrington's comments come after TMZ posted video in August of him being stopped outside of his Hollywood-based offices for Viola, a company that sells cannabis.

When TMZ asked the 16-year NBA veteran what happened, he told them he was "driving while black." 

Harrington also said the police were "just doing their job."

TMZ noted the Los Angeles Police Department said it takes Harrington's comments "very seriously" and is investigating the situation. 

Harrington played for seven teams during his NBA career from 1998-2014. The 39-year-old has also played in the Chinese Basketball Association, the National Basketball League in Australia and won a championship with Trilogy in the BIG3's inaugural season.