In an age of entitlement, and millionaire athletes crying about making millions but it not being enough, it might seem sad to hear of a 58-year-old former NBA standout and Hall-of-Famer who has taken to a job as a school crossing guard. But that’s not the case for Adrian Dantley.
For those of you who follow the NBA, you’re well aware of who Adrian Dantley is. He was a standout guard for several NBA squads during a 15-year career. When George Karl took his leave of absence from the Denver Nuggets to battle cancer, Dantley was the man he called into the fold to serve as the team’s interim head coach.
Now, Dantley is living near his old stomping grounds in Silver Spring, Md. And he’s working for a cool $14,000 annually as an elementary school crossing guard.
No, this is not the only job Dantley could work. No, the former baller has not squandered his earnings. He’s not desperate at all. Well … except for the fact that he really wants to help kids, and he sees this as a positive way to shine some light in the lives of the local schoolchildren.
Many props to you, Mr. Dantley. We love diverse examples of manhood at Manolith. May we all emulate your awesomeness.