NBA Hall of Famer Turned School Crossing Guard: It’s Not About The Money, It’s About The Kids
By Black Men In America.com Staff
Washington, D.C. native and NBA Hall of Famer Adrian Dantley is one smart dude, who’s probably a bit cheap. Since last fall, Dantley has apparently been working as a crossing guard in Silver Spring, MD, a suburb of Washington, D.C. In his new position, Dantley earns approximately $15,000 per year including a benefit package with health insurance. NBA veterans aren’t provided health insurance. According to reports, the 58-year old Dantley is not broke. Say what? A retired NBA player who still has his money? Dantley is reportedly financially secure, likes working with children and does not want to sit around the house all day.
Dantley recently told CNN that he forked over $17,000 for health insurance coverage last year, which is more than his crossing guard salary, but health insurance comes with the job.
More power to A. D. for being a role model and keeping our kids safe.