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Ex-Blazer Shaler Halimon knows route

Originally Published: May 18, 2010
By Wendell Maxey | Special to Page 2

TIGARD, Ore. -- After all these years, Shaler Halimon can still deliver.

But instead of driving the lane as a 6-foot-5, 200-pound swingman in the NBA and ABA during the late 1960s and early '70s, the former journeyman known as "Houdini" now takes a different route.

Today, Halimon, 65, works as a bus driver for TriMet -- Oregon's mass transportation system, where he was recently named Bus Driver of the Year.

"Any one of those guys is deserving of being driver ...

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