Shaquille O’Neal, Who Told His Sons to Take Their A** Home When Cops Stop Them, Makes Big Gesture for Las Vegas Police Department

Published 09/30/2022, 3:30 PM EDT
LOS ANGELES, CA – JULY 16: Shaquille O’Neal is seen at ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ on July 16, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by RB/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)

Shaquille O’Neal is well known for being a fantastic athlete, a skilled businessman, and for having a positive outlook on life. In any case, just having him around is enough to make the atmosphere joyful. When it comes to the police personnel he never fails to show them the respect they deserve. Recently he gave some officials a moment that they will remember for a long time.

Shaquille O’Neal is a father, coach, and teacher to six children. Additionally, Shaq has also worked in law enforcement.

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Shaquille O’Neal startled officers by paying them a visit

Shaq was raised and trained in a military environment by his stepfather, former military personnel Phillip A. Harrison. He has huge respect for military and police personnel.

Shaquille O’Neal was recently spotted at the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, where he met and talked with officers. Very soon the LVMPD posted a tweet on their official Twitter account. The tweet said “HUGE SUPPORTER OF LAW ENFORCEMENT!.” Shaq took photos and gave the officers some amazing moments to remember.

These images will serve as yet another evidence of Shaq’s size. We can see some wholesome comments on the tweet by the fans. He understands and respects all police officers since he realizes how difficult their work is and the sacrifices they must make.

As a thank you for their service, the Lakers legend provided the officers with complimentary tickets to his charity concert “The Event.” The concert will be take place on October 1 and will feature big names like Maroon 5, John Mulaney, Pitbull, Maren Morris, and H.E.R. Shaq has always got some surprises for his fans.

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Formula One F1 – United States Grand Prix – Circuit of the Americas, Austin, Texas, U.S. – October 24, 2021 American former professional basketball player Shaquille O’Neal is seen on the grid before the start of the race Pool via REUTERS/Darron Cummings

In the wake of the protests against police brutality, Shaq once addressed the things he had taught his sons to do in case of a law enforcement stop. As it turns out, Shaq had told them to be respectful to the officers because they’re doing their job as well. He had also advised them to try to diffuse the situation in case of an escalation. However, he also expressed his concern that sometimes even these measures are not enough.

In those cases, Shaq told them not to react impulsively and get home safe. And leave the situation for him to handle.

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Ritesh Jha

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Ritesh Jha is an NBA writer for EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his Bachelor's in Technology in Computer Science from Rungta College. Ritesh worked as an intern content writer for a digital marketing agency called KCAS Branding before joining EssentiallySports.

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