From NBA Hall of Fame Basketball Guard to Crossing Guard
Former NBA basketball guard, Adrian Dantley played for 15 years as an NBA basketball guard before being inducted to the NBA hall of fame and also won an Olympic gold medal in basketball. Now, Dantley is still busy as a guard, but instead, a crossing guard. Dantley has been a crossing guard for a year in Silver Spring, Maryland, earning a yearly salary of $14,000 a year and working an hour a day.
You’re probably wondering, “Why would a famous basketball player be a crossing guard?” Dantley does not do the job for the money, but instead, for the health insurance, since he’s always been tight with money. Dantley told The Inside Edition ” Last year, I spent $17,000 on health insurance, so having health benefits helps.” He also serves as a crossing guard because he likes to stay busy and he enjoys sharing his life lessons with the kids. “I enjoy being with the kids, talking to the kids. There’s a couple of guys they’ve got their pants below their belt, and don’t tie their tennis shoes up. I give them a hard time.” Dantly stated to The Inside Edition.
But trust me, Dantley does have the big bucks. His marvelous home is set on three acres and his home is filled with lots of memorabilia from his legendary NBA career. Dantly told The Inside Edititon, “The big fuss is why I am doing this, but I tell them, ‘Hey, this is the right job for me.'” Twenty years from now, you’ll see me right here.”
Adrian Dantley show’s that you are never too successful to have an ordinary job.