(CNN) - Former NBA Hall of Famer Adrian Dantley is still using his guarding skills.
Only, he now works as a public school crossing guard in Silver Spring, MD.
For one hour a day, he keeps kids safe, talks to them and gives them high-fives.
Dantley tells CNN he does it to help out the kids and for the health benefits.
"A lot of people talk about the benefits, but I'm basically doing it for the kids. Yes, you do have some benefits. It helps. It pays for my health insurance. I think that's what everybody's been talking about, but well, you know in the NBA even though you make a lot of money they don't pay for your health premiums and me watching the news and business and the premiums go up every year and I always joke to people, I tell my wife I said 'you know what?' I don't care how much money that people might think I might have, I'm not going to spend $17,000 on health insurance. That's what I spent last year not working," he said.
Yahoo! reports the job pays just under $15,000 a year.
A friend of Dantley's tells Deadspin he doesn't need the money.
Dantley's many basketball accomplishments include a gold medal at the 1976 Olympics, the NBA Rookie of the Year Award, and two NBA scoring titles.
He played for seven different teams during his 15-year playing career, with his longest stint spent in a Utah Jazz uniform.
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