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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

NBA Hall of Famer Adrian Dantley now works as a crossing guard (Video)

Adrian-Dantley-crossing-guardNBA Hall of Famer Adrian Dantley has found himself a niche that has nothing to do with basketball. Unlike many professional athletes who find themselves bored, broke or both after their careers are over, Dantley has made himself useful to the community of Silver Spring, Md. by serving as a crossing guard at Eastern Middle School.

As Deadspin pointed out last week, the job earns the six-time NBA All-Star $14,685.50 a year. But as you might expect, it’s not about the money. WTOP in Maryland posted the video you see above on Tuesday, which shows Dantley proudly at work.

“All I do is work out and lift weights all the time,” Dantley explained. “I was in the weight room and a couple guys were talking saying, ‘Man, I tell you what’s a good job? A couple of my friends’ wives they’re crossing guards.’ So I heard them and I said, ‘That’s something I want to do.”

And here he is, helping keep kids safe on a daily basis. The two-time NBA scoring champion said he intends to stay at it for at least 20 years.

“It’s pretty fun, especially with the little ones,” he said. “I just give them a high-five, talk to them a little bit, encourage them, that’s it. I could sit around the house. I could do that, I don’t want to do that.”

Whether it’s making sandwiches in the offseason or working at a drive-thru convenience store, sometimes people who make (or made) their money playing sports have to find ways to stay busy.

H/T DC Sports Bog



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