Shaq joins Florida cop for pickup game after video goes viral


It all started when a whiny Florida neighbor called in a noise complaint because the neighbor’s kids were playing basketball in the street. The horror. The cop showed up, assessed the situation, and joined in the pickup game. The Gainesville police posted the video on their Facebook page saying “We’re going to let kids be kids. We are going to focus on the ones that commit crimes. #HoopsNotCrime.”

Thank you.

The Cop said he would return with reinforcements for a pickup game. Yesterday he rolled up with Shaquille O’Neal. From our partners at NBC News.

“Told you I was gonna bring some backup, right? You guys ready?” White asks the kids.

“Look at these big guys I brought. You sure you can take them?” he taunts, pointing to a group of officers.

That’s when O’Neal emerges from an SUV to give the kids a true Shaq attack.

“These kids will never forget the day Shaq rolled up to their house to play ball,” the police department wrote on its Facebook page along with video of the game.

That is awesome. And good on Shaq.