Video of a Florida police officer went viral recently after he responded to a noise complaint of kids playing basketball in the street by joining the youngsters in a quick game of pick-up.
The officer received widespread praise for his approach to the situation, as well as his dunking skills, and even garnered the attention of former NBA superstar Shaquille O’Neil.
O’Neil, a longtime supporter of law enforcement and himself a onetime reserve police officer, showed up to the Gainesville Police Department to commend Officer Bobby White for how he handled the situation and promoted trust between the community and police.
O’Neil and Officer White then went back to the scene of Officer White’s neighborhood basketball game and again played the kids in a game of pick-up. Shaq, though, let the kids know he wasn’t going to go easy on them, telling them, “I’m about to bust y’all up.”
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