NBA Hall of Famer earns $35 for referring high-school game (PHOTO)


dantley-school-1Former NBA star, Hall of Famer Adrian Dantley didn’t stick with the league after retirement.

That however doesn’t mean that he’s out of job. In fact, he’s been keeping himself busy all this time.

Dantley has recently referred a high school basketball game between DeMatha and Archbishop Carroll Hyattsville, the first game he’s worked involving his former school, the Washington Post reported.

“I’ll be 60 years old in six weeks,” Dantley told Deadspin’s Dave McKenna.

“Being a crossing guard and a ref gets me out of the house. Everybody was surprised to see me [refereeing] last night, but I’m not a person who’s going to sit around the house.”

Back in 2013, Deadspin reported that Dantley was making $14,000 a year as a crossing guard in Montgomery County. You can see a video on the subject here.

Dantley, who began working as a referee in the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference last year, had some reservations about working a DeMatha game, but he told Deadspin the heckling from Carroll’s staff about any potential bias affecting his calls was minimal during the Stags’ three-point win.

DeMatha honored Dantley, a 1973 graduate who went on to star at Notre Dame , with a commemorative ball at halftime.

Dantley played in 6 NBA All-Star games, and was inducted into the NBA Hall of Fame in 2008. He averaged over 30 points per game twice in his career, both times for the Utah Jazz.

Dantley holds career averages of 24.3 ppg, 5.7 rpg and 3 apg in 35.8 minutes of playing time, appearing in 955 NBA games.

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