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Former NBA great Adrian Dantley works as crossing guard in Montgomery Co. (Maryland)
WTOP ^ | March 20, 2013 | Megan Cloherty, wtop.com

Posted on 03/20/2013 4:56:43 AM PDT by BlueStateRightist

Former NBA star and Olympian Adrian Dantley left the NBA in 1991, but has found a new career: crossing guard.

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TOPICS: Miscellaneous; Sports
KEYWORDS: adriandantley; maryland; nba
He took the job "for the health care benefits and to have something to do."
1 posted on 03/20/2013 4:56:44 AM PDT by BlueStateRightist
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To: BlueStateRightist

Ok, I don’t know who he is, but given the fact he was in the NBA I’m going to assume he’s pretty tall. Bet it looks funny (just funny, not “funny”) having a really tall crossing guard around a lot of short kids. But hey, no excuses by drivers “I didn’t see the crossing guard!” It would be ironic if he played guard in the NBA...


2 posted on 03/20/2013 5:06:46 AM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obarma now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: BlueStateRightist

So it turns out NBA players CAN be trained to do something useful ...


3 posted on 03/20/2013 5:11:30 AM PDT by IronJack (=)
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To: ThunderSleeps

He’s around 6’ 5” and played small forward.


4 posted on 03/20/2013 5:17:40 AM PDT by USAF80
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To: BlueStateRightist

Hey, that’s a far better deal than many NBA and ex-NBA players land.


5 posted on 03/20/2013 5:18:03 AM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: BlueStateRightist

Its an honest job


6 posted on 03/20/2013 5:22:27 AM PDT by rrrod (at home in Medellin Colombia)
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To: BlueStateRightist

He took the job “for the health care benefits and to have something to do.”

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$14,685.50 annual salary and health benefits for a one hour per day job?


7 posted on 03/20/2013 5:24:26 AM PDT by deport
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To: BlueStateRightist

Good for him! He has obviously had to make a lot of adjustments to deal with the unusual life-style changes he’s experienced. It sounds like he’s making good decisions.

Mike Tyson is at the other end of the spectrum.


8 posted on 03/20/2013 5:32:28 AM PDT by MV=PY (The Magic Question: Who's paying for it)
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To: BlueStateRightist
Reminds me of that very funny movie Lost in America. Albert Brooks has to take a similar job because his wife lost all their money in Vegas.  photo LIA_retardo_zpsabac8baf.png
9 posted on 03/20/2013 5:42:54 AM PDT by Ronald_Magnus
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To: BlueStateRightist

In the mid-1970s, I was good friends with one daughter of Zolio Versalles (1965 MVP with the Minnesota Twins).

He worked as a janitor.


10 posted on 03/20/2013 5:47:39 AM PDT by kidd
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To: BlueStateRightist

11 posted on 03/20/2013 5:47:56 AM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: deport; All

yup- works out to $83.91/hour based on 175 school days per year, plus benefits...but hey- obama claims the rich don’t pay their fair share!!


12 posted on 03/20/2013 5:51:12 AM PDT by God luvs America (63.5 million pay no income tax and vote for DemoKrats...)
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To: Ronald_Magnus

Hilarious movie...

“Say it! Say it! Say “I lost the nest-egg.” Go on, say it!”

“Why didn’t you tell me when we got married that you were this horrible gambling addict? It’s like when you have a venereal disease - you tell somebody!”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d7JNUH7P2Aw


13 posted on 03/20/2013 5:56:05 AM PDT by Third Person (Do the Strandski!)
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To: BlueStateRightist

Ickey woods once tried to sell me car insurance.


14 posted on 03/20/2013 6:08:36 AM PDT by barmag25
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To: kidd

Zorro ! Good leadoff guy, good range but lesser glove...didn’t he end up selling all his trophies and rings to pay the bills? Sad story for a good guy.


15 posted on 03/20/2013 6:12:29 AM PDT by martiangohome
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To: deport

He’s a miser. He just doesn’t want to have to pay for the health insurance. But is not hurting for money.


16 posted on 03/20/2013 6:19:45 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: BlueStateRightist

Adult crossing guards.

Hmmm how times have changed.

I remember the ‘brown noser’ peers were Crossing Guards, it was the first training for becoming a Hall Monitor, which now are Armed Guards or locked doors....

Of course there was ‘always’ a Nun around with her ‘48” yardstick’ and various other weapons attached to her person, which she would use at the slightest provocation.

PROgress is moving FORWARD
SO
CONgress must be moving BACKWARD.


17 posted on 03/20/2013 6:20:08 AM PDT by xrmusn (6/98 --I turn 75 next year- but remember, that's only 24 Celsius. (TKS R. Reagan))
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To: deport

An hour? I knew a guy with a crossing guard job show had to be on duty from 7 to 9, 11 to 1, and 2:30 to 4:30 every day. He also had to stand out there no matter how hot, cold or wet it was.


18 posted on 03/20/2013 6:34:52 AM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: xrmusn

Hey, I as a crossing guard sergeant! The badges were issued by AAA. And don’t you even think about saying anything nasty about Sister Mary Edwards! I never once saw a nun strike a child in the classroom. (Mother Superior would definitely cuff you if you messed around in lunch room, though.)


19 posted on 03/20/2013 6:48:58 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (What word begins with "O" and ends in economic collapse?)
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To: BlueStateRightist

The first thing I thought of was Sonny Dove. He was a big deal at St. Johns (NY) and in the New York City area. He did a stint in the NBA. A few years later, separated from his wife, he was killed when the cab he was driving went off a drawbridge over the Gowanus Canal on the BQE (Brooklyn Queens Expressway). I thought at the time that it was suicide and I still do.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sonny_Dove


20 posted on 03/20/2013 6:57:44 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (What word begins with "O" and ends in economic collapse?)
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To: Kirkwood

God bless Mr. Dantley. His behavior is exemplary and completely honorable. It is easy to belittle someone who has made foolish decisions and squandered enviable wealth and opportunities. Mr. Dantley does not seem to be complaining or blaming anyone else. He lives a quiet life and is entitled to privacy and the dignity that anyone else who earns his own living is.


21 posted on 03/20/2013 7:06:52 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (What word begins with "O" and ends in economic collapse?)
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To: Kirkwood

God bless Mr. Dantley. His behavior is exemplary and completely honorable. It is easy to belittle someone who has made foolish decisions and squandered enviable wealth and opportunities. Mr. Dantley does not seem to be complaining or blaming anyone else. He lives a quiet life and is entitled to privacy and the dignity that anyone else who earns his own living is.


22 posted on 03/20/2013 7:06:52 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (What word begins with "O" and ends in economic collapse?)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

And don’t you even think about saying anything nasty about Sister Mary Edwards! I never once saw a nun strike a child in the classroom.
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Of course you didn’t.
YOU were one of ‘them’...crossing guard/hall monitor etc.
And you are right ...DON’t even think of saying something..If ‘they’ thought you were thinking ‘bad thoughts’ you got whacked also (course in the 50’s whacked was a form of ‘love tap’ to get your attention).

Worse one I ‘ever’ got was Sister Mary..... went up alongside my head, made the mistake of mentioning it at home AND we all know (SISTER is NEVER WRONG) so got it again and next day at school was greeted with “We mustn’t carry tales home from school” so , I got it again.

That was my 1st 3 way or 3 fer ........<: <: <:


23 posted on 03/20/2013 7:13:41 AM PDT by xrmusn (6/98 --I turn 75 next year- but remember, that's only 24 Celsius. (TKS R. Reagan))
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I see you got my point. But I think you misapprehend Sister Mary Edwards. She recognized a shy, lonely, short boy, from one of the poorest families in a poor parish, and did him a favor he will never forget.


24 posted on 03/20/2013 7:25:26 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (What word begins with "O" and ends in economic collapse?)
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To: martiangohome

Yes, but I didn’t know about his medical problems, until I looked it up. I was only 4 when he had his MVP season, and he was out of baseball when I was friends with his daughter.


25 posted on 03/20/2013 7:26:03 AM PDT by kidd
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

God bless Mr. Dantley. His behavior is exemplary and completely honorable. It is easy to belittle someone who has made foolish decisions and squandered enviable wealth and opportunities. Mr. Dantley does not seem to be complaining or blaming anyone else. He lives a quiet life and is entitled to privacy and the dignity that anyone else who earns his own living is.


Amen - I would have thought that this was the only legitimate conservative response. Why would folks belittle someone like this? It’s beyond me.


26 posted on 03/20/2013 7:27:45 AM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten

because a lot of freepers are more than anything else ...more so than political

they are jackasses


27 posted on 03/20/2013 7:29:40 AM PDT by wardaddy (wanna know how my kin felt during Reconstruction in Mississippi, you fixin to find out firsthand)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets
I see you got my point. But I think you misapprehend Sister Mary Edwards. She recognized a shy, lonely, short boy, from one of the poorest families in a poor parish, and did him a favor he will never forget.

I'm going to assume a different "favor he will never forget" from what current teachers will do for a boy.

28 posted on 03/20/2013 7:34:49 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: PapaBear3625

She made me a crossing guard sergeant, and always showed me kindness, as she showed kindness to all the other children in her classroom. When a 23 year old teacher has an affair with a 15 year old boy she is merely gratifying her own perverse appetites and not doing anyone a favor.

When I ran into her at a book fair in my senior year in college and mentioned the prestigious engineering school I would be attending in the fall, she reached across the table full of books and gave me a peck on the cheek, if that satisfies your prurient curiosity.


29 posted on 03/20/2013 7:49:39 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (What word begins with "O" and ends in economic collapse?)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

But I think you misapprehend Sister Mary Edwards. She recognized a shy, lonely,
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Sorry, wasn’t/isn’t meant to disparage Sister Mary Edwards.

That scenario sounds very familiar.
‘They’ rewarded this short, skinny, baby faced kid by having me ‘skip’ 2nd grade....being an Oct baby, that made me about 2 years younger than my classmates by the time we all reached 8 grade (well earlier but it ‘counted’ then) especially going to the ‘Govt School’ in 10th grade and the only thing that kept the ‘idiots’ away was to excel in sports - being the class ‘cut up’ helped to a point BUT it did instigate a lot of ‘Could do better if applied oneself more’ messages etc etc...


30 posted on 03/20/2013 8:08:41 AM PDT by xrmusn (6/98 --I turn 75 next year- but remember, that's only 24 Celsius. (TKS R. Reagan))
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To: dfwgator

He’s a miser.

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So it’s said in other articles. I can’t fault the guy for being frugal.


31 posted on 03/20/2013 9:09:59 AM PDT by deport
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To: BlueStateRightist

This is what a normal person (man) does with life. Attention all “lady parts’ voting for the Bamster and his thugs!


32 posted on 03/20/2013 2:55:47 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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