Skip to comments.Former NBA great Adrian Dantley works as crossing guard in Montgomery Co. (Maryland)
Posted on 03/20/2013 4:56:43 AM PDT by BlueStateRightist
Former NBA star and Olympian Adrian Dantley left the NBA in 1991, but has found a new career: crossing guard.
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Ok, I don’t know who he is, but given the fact he was in the NBA I’m going to assume he’s pretty tall. Bet it looks funny (just funny, not “funny”) having a really tall crossing guard around a lot of short kids. But hey, no excuses by drivers “I didn’t see the crossing guard!” It would be ironic if he played guard in the NBA...
So it turns out NBA players CAN be trained to do something useful ...
He’s around 6’ 5” and played small forward.
Hey, that’s a far better deal than many NBA and ex-NBA players land.
Its an honest job
He took the job “for the health care benefits and to have something to do.”
$14,685.50 annual salary and health benefits for a one hour per day job?
Good for him! He has obviously had to make a lot of adjustments to deal with the unusual life-style changes he’s experienced. It sounds like he’s making good decisions.
Mike Tyson is at the other end of the spectrum.
In the mid-1970s, I was good friends with one daughter of Zolio Versalles (1965 MVP with the Minnesota Twins).
He worked as a janitor.
yup- works out to $83.91/hour based on 175 school days per year, plus benefits...but hey- obama claims the rich don’t pay their fair share!!
“Say it! Say it! Say “I lost the nest-egg.” Go on, say it!”
“Why didn’t you tell me when we got married that you were this horrible gambling addict? It’s like when you have a venereal disease - you tell somebody!”
Ickey woods once tried to sell me car insurance.
Zorro ! Good leadoff guy, good range but lesser glove...didn’t he end up selling all his trophies and rings to pay the bills? Sad story for a good guy.
He’s a miser. He just doesn’t want to have to pay for the health insurance. But is not hurting for money.
Adult crossing guards.
Hmmm how times have changed.
I remember the ‘brown noser’ peers were Crossing Guards, it was the first training for becoming a Hall Monitor, which now are Armed Guards or locked doors....
Of course there was ‘always’ a Nun around with her ‘48” yardstick’ and various other weapons attached to her person, which she would use at the slightest provocation.
PROgress is moving FORWARD
CONgress must be moving BACKWARD.
An hour? I knew a guy with a crossing guard job show had to be on duty from 7 to 9, 11 to 1, and 2:30 to 4:30 every day. He also had to stand out there no matter how hot, cold or wet it was.
Hey, I as a crossing guard sergeant! The badges were issued by AAA. And don’t you even think about saying anything nasty about Sister Mary Edwards! I never once saw a nun strike a child in the classroom. (Mother Superior would definitely cuff you if you messed around in lunch room, though.)
The first thing I thought of was Sonny Dove. He was a big deal at St. Johns (NY) and in the New York City area. He did a stint in the NBA. A few years later, separated from his wife, he was killed when the cab he was driving went off a drawbridge over the Gowanus Canal on the BQE (Brooklyn Queens Expressway). I thought at the time that it was suicide and I still do.
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