On January 15th, GPD Officer Bobby White was dispatched to a complaint of kids playing basketball “loudly” in the streets. We received the call at 5pm.

This is how Officer White handled the situation.

So if you call GPD to complain about kids being kids…

This is how Officer White is going to handle it.

We’re going to let kids be kids.

We are going to focus on the ones that commit crimes.


Now that’s how police work is done.

But Officer White had more in store for these lucky ballers.

I will become whatever I wanna be.

I will be a leader and not a follower.

Shaquille O’Neal, folks. Making the world a better place.

Shaq arrived at the Gainesville Police Department Saturday and headed out to the same spot Officer Bobby White responded to a call last week which ended in a game of pick-up ball with local kids. It’s pretty awesome, you can tell how pumped both the kids and the officers are to play with the big man.

Call this act of kindness by the big man what you will. I’ll call it a symbol of a former athlete using his public image for the greater good of mankind.

And that’s how it should be. Take note NFL.