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Jahidi White - C, 6'9, 290
Retired - Retired in 2007
       Date of birth: 02/19/1976
       Country: USA
     Drafted (NBA): 43rd pick, 1998
     Out of: Georgetown
  NBA Experience: 7 years
  Hand: Right

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   Where Are They Now, 2010; Part 72
2010-05-31

- Jahidi White and
- Chris Whitney

Former teammates White and Whitney are both now retired, and have gone into business together. They have started an employment agency called Staffing Across America, which aims to staff across America. The duo are trying to take their staffing business global, with the aim of staffing around the world. Whitney has also done some TV work Comcast Sportsnet, and bizarrely, White has done some acting, playing the role of an alien in a made-for-TV move called "Showdown At Area 51". White is listed as playing a character called "Kronan" - a quick Google search reveals that Kronan is an alien character within the 3.6/10 rated film. There follows a screen cap of an alien character in the movie.



Is that really Jahidi White? God, I hope so.

IMDB carries a trailer of said film; if you pause it at the 12 second mark, you will clearly see through the grippingly realistic costume that whoever is playing the masked alien freak is black. And if you pause it at the 11 second mark, you can see whoever it is is roughly the same height as the 80 inch Land Rover Defender that is approaching them. [Editor's note: yes, I have put way too much time into this.] With all this in mind, therefore, is it still possible for two 6'9 foot black men called Jahidi White to exist, and that it's the non-NBA 6'9 Jahidi White that featured in this low-budget alien movie?

God, I hope not.

(Additionally, I don't think the actual Area 51 was based in a junkyard.)

Two bonus Jahidi White facts: Jahidi White worked as a coach at the recent Portsmouth Invitational tournament, and he also worked at AOL as a "research assistant" during the 1999 NBA lockout. If you come away from this post either indifferent or dismissive towards Jahidi White, then there's something wrong with you.

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   Where Are They Now, 2011: Bookkeeping The Retired Guys
2011-04-19

Jahidi White and Chris Whitney - The last time we checked in on these two, they were in business together, with Jahidi simultaneously launching an amusing and short-lived acting career. Little is known of Jahidi since that time, or of the state of their business. but in September, Chris Whitney was hired by the Bobcats as Director of Player Development. Consider for a moment who owns the Bobcats.

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   Bookkeeping The Retired Guys, 2013 Edition
2013-03-19

Jahidi White - The only news of Jahidi in retirement was that of an acting role he had in a forgettable B movie, Showdown at Area 51. He is one of the two aliens in this clip. Not sure which, but I suspect it's the one in the junkyard.

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