GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCMH) – A group of kids in Florida who were in a viral video last week got a big visitor to their basketball court Saturday: Basketball icon Shaquille O’Neal.
(Photos by OFC Ben Tobias/GPD)
The former NBA star decided he wanted to help out after he sawa video Gainesville Officer Bobby White responding to a complaint of kids playing basketball “too loudly” in the streets. Instead of telling the kids to stop playing, Officer White took it upon himself to join in the fun.
The department later posted the video to its Facebook page, with the message: “We’re going to let kids be kids. We are going to focus on the ones that commit crimes. #HoopsNotCrime.”
Officer White also promised the kids that he would be back with backup for another game soon.
On Saturday, Officer White made good to that promise, rolling up with several of his police officer buddies and a surprise big man.
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