|1998 NBA Draft||NBA||Drafted 43rd overall by Washington.|
|21st January, 1999||NBA||Signed a partially guaranteed two year minimum salary contract with Washington.|
|11th August, 2000||NBA||Re-signed by Washington to a five year, $24,518,750 contract.|
|5th November, 2003||NBA||Traded by Washington to Phoenix in exchange for Brevin Knight.|
|22nd June, 2004||NBA||Selected by Charlotte in the 2004 NBA Expansion Draft. Previously, Phoenix traded a 2005 first round pick (#13, Sean May) and cash to Charlotte in exchange for agreeing to select White.|
|28th February, 2005||NBA||Waived by Charlotte.|
|3rd October, 2005||NBA||Signed an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Detroit.|
|27th October, 2005||NBA||Waived by Cleveland.|
|1994 - 1998||Georgetown (NCAA)|
|January 1999 - November 2003||Washington Wizards (NBA)|
|November 2003 - June 2004||Phoenix Suns (NBA)|
|June 2004 - February 2005||Charlotte Bobcats (NBA)|
|October 2005||Cleveland Cavaliers (NBA)|
March 19, 2013
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.
April 19, 2011
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.
May 31, 2010
- 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.