Originally written on BlackSportsOnline  |  Last updated 3/15/13
Former NBA player Adrian Dantley used to drop buckets. During his 15 season NBA career Dantley totaled 23,177 points. At the time when he retired, that was good enough for 9th all-time. Being inducted into the Hall of Fame back in 2008, Dantley had a great career and will always be remembered as one of the league’s great scorers. But for someone with such a great NBA career, the question must be asked. Why is Dantley now working as a crossing guard at a middle school in Silver Spring, Maryland? Deadspin has more information on the curious occupation of the former NBA great. The greatest 6-foot-5 post player in the history of the NBA now pulls morning and afternoon shifts at a busy intersection outside Eastern Middle School in Silver Spring, Md. The job, which he took at the beginning of this school year, earns him $14,685.50 a year, according to Montgomery County civil service records. “He doesn’t need the money,” a Dantley associate tells me. The guard-forward was legendarily che...
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