Interesting story on Shaler Halimon. It's old(ish) but I saw it on another board and didn't remember it here. "Most of the people I meet today, when they find out I played professional basketball ask me why I'm driving a bus," Halimon laughed. "You have to understand what decent money was at that time. The minimum when I came into the league was $17,500, and we had 13 teams. You're not talking about a lot of money. It wasn't going to last you a lifetime."