*Known for his exceptional scoring abilities during the 80s, Adrian Dantley was also a conservative spender in his heyday. But the 6-foot-5 former shooting guard currently works as a crossing guard, making less than $15,000 a year.
It sounds confusing, but it turns out that he’s still quite well off, living in a home he purchased for $1.1 million in 1990 and was basically debt free in 1996.
According to an associate, he just likes being busy.
“He doesn’t need the money,” a Dantley associate tells writer Dave Mckenna of Deadspin.com. The guard-forward was legendarily cheap during his long and fruitful NBA career, and he still lives nearby in a home he purchased in 1990 for $1.1 million, one that a former agent said “was virtually free and clear” of debt back in 1996.
“He’s not going to just sit around,” the associate continues, “and he just doesn’t want to pay health insurance.” Turns out that NBA veterans aren’t provided health insurance by the league, not even all-timers like Dantley. Crossing guards in Montgomery County, however, are.
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