Sunday, January 24, 2016

Basketball legend Shaquille O'Neal surprises the kids who were reported for playing ball in a Gainesville neighborhood

Remember the viral video of Officer Bobby White of Gainesville, Florida who was called to the scene of a 'noisy kids' complaint, found some teens innocently playing basketball during the daytime and instead of scolding them, joined them to play?

Video of the cop's good-hearted community policing which went viral with over four million views, attracted retired Basketball legend, Shaquille O'Neal. Shaq first came to the police station to surprise the police officer - and then they and several other officers headed for the neighborhood where the kids were playing.

Surprising the kids, O'Neal played with them for awhile and then promised $100 to whoever could make a free throw. Each of the kids managed to get the ball in on the first try, except for one kid, who got it in on the second try. He kept to his promise, gifted them and also advised them, saying,
'Here's the secret that will change your life. Know how much money I made? $700million. I did it by listening to my peers, my mommy and daddy, and focusing on school. I grew up just like this and you could grow up to be whatever you want to be.'
O'Neal then told the boys he was proud of them for staying out of trouble and urged them to keep playing ball. He also had them repeat after him: 'I will become whatever I want to be; I will be a leader and not a follower; I will respect my peers and my elders and especially my parents.'


74 comments:

Eric Nesty aka LIB'S FINEST said...

Very nice..


#FINEST

SENSATIONAL PURITY said...

D fun continues..

Stella said...

You need to see Imo socialite, Evelyn's leaked sex filmhere

Sandra Skies said...

Dats xo swit...

dj banti said...

Enter your comment...I. Love him

Mab said...

So nice of him

Anonymous said...

Awesome!
#DavidKingEze

Stella said...

You need to see Imo socialite, Evelyn's leaked sex filmhere

Ivy Godspower said...

Woow that is nice



PEPSI ADDICT

Adejoke fasasi said...

Good of him.



#Hajia Mufliat

reignz Nj said...

Again More Nude videos of Blac Chyna's Mum Leaked,
(please be 18+)

YOUNGBUHARI said...

The joke is on whoever called. Nice of him

Donjazzycrush said...

oh God, see macho..... biko I cannot handle






Don~ jazzycrush

Chizoba Orjioke said...

Now that's a true Role model there.. These kids would never forget this guy in years to come.

Linda I hv arrived, post my comment.

Anonymous said...

Somewhere in the middle east they would have shot them 13 years old or not boy or girl

ONYX linda ikeji first son GODWIN said...

Way to go!they're kids having fun,yes the noise can be annoying but then again, why call the cops,smh.

tsalz c.e.o said...

Great

tsalz c.e.o said...

D person dat made dat call wuld jst wanna own up rit nw

stan osita said...

THIS IS WHAT I CALL A REAL ROLE MODEL SOME ONE THAT WILL INSPIRE OTHERS TO BE GREAT. NOT ALL DIS OUR BUNCH OF CELEBRITY WE HAVE HEAR,ALL THEY ARE GOOD AT IS DISPLAY THEIR WEALTH ON SOCIAL MEDIA. THANKS BIG SHARK MY THE ALMIGHTY GOD BLESS YOU. OMALICHA LI

stan osita said...

THIS IS WHAT I CALL A REAL ROLE MODEL SOME ONE THAT WILL INSPIRE OTHERS TO BE GREAT. NOT ALL DIS OUR BUNCH OF CELEBRITY WE HAVE HEAR,ALL THEY ARE GOOD AT IS DISPLAY THEIR WEALTH ON SOCIAL MEDIA. THANKS BIG SHARK MY THE ALMIGHTY GOD BLESS YOU. OMALICHA LI

Mr Iyke said...

Seen

Vivian Reginalds said...

Awww
-D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

Ichebi Christian said...

Wow!
Just wow

BOXY (A.K.A) common sense said...

9ic one

micheal effiom said...

Dat cool

izy 2 nv said...

I LOVE EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS GUY. MODEL. HE JUST CHANGED THOSE KIDS LIVES BY SIMPLY SUPPORTING WHAT THEY DO.

Jenny Duby said...

Okoo...he don try..#LindaConfirm

Adenike Bamigboye said...

Yes oo

ossyd2 osamede said...

Nice one

Anonymous said...

Now that's a proper country.

Naughtybunny said...

Very nice work big shaq.

Pesin Pikin said...

Well said Shaq, iconic advice...now these kids will never forget this in a hurry.

iamkyno743@gmail.com (what is Linda Ikeji's native name)? said...

Good one.....happy sunday

Edem victor said...

yhyh


OKORO UPGRADED

Olaaliu said...

Nice

RareSpecie Z said...

Listenin 2 'Strait Playin' by Shaquille O'Neal rite now.

I B M bolubantin said...

That's really inspiring....

NaijaDeltaBabe said...

Whew! Dude is gigantic


...merited happiness

tosisochukwu said...

Mehn! Dis man is big! Love his stature







































!brightosman aka fake phyno .#gerarahere

Awoderu Oluwafemi said...

Very good thing to do bro, much respect and love

golda awosika said...

Wat better way to treat ur community ppl dan ds.





#*karlishah*

Ama Adoma said...

Shaq is a giant

Ngozi Ogbonna said...

Very thoughtful of him...

favour ezeh said...

The fun continues.Abi linda!

DISCOVERY said...

Awesome.

Anonymous said...

Straight from TMZ

Chidinma Chikata said...

great,,i like,

Chidinma Chikata said...

great,,i like,

Juliet Iwuno said...

Awwww, dis is a good one. Linda take note!

Ogbewe Godfrey said...

Great of him, this is the love we are preaching about. With this, those kids we do well in life, that is just the magic,

Pearlie said...

This guy is huge

Demmy said...

Wow wow! I love dat, great role model.

I hope our celebrities ar learning

Jude Akinwole said...

I'm so loving the way this story's turning out... all thanks to an 'aproko' white lady who refused to mind her business! A quiet neighbourhood now internationally known, once quiet kids, now superstars! #Cool

ahabike daniel said...

Love the way they were corrected #wisdom

temitope faizat said...

Wow..that is very nice

Freda Odigie said...

Thanks shaq!! You such a role model

Anonymous said...

That's lovely Well done Shaquille

Rapuluchukwuifenineadigomma kingsley Wenceslaus said...

That's nice if nah for here police go arrest una saying una dey smoke hemp.

Rapuluchukwuifenineadigommakings@yahoo.com
Direct from Delsu.

Owakah I said...

Very nice

Adaobilinda her sexcellency said...

Kul

owakah (A.K.A. Innosometin) said...

very encourage n nice!

Anon said...

Way 2 Go!!!...God Bless!

Anon said...

Way 2 Go!!!...God Bless!

CERTIFIED GENTLEMAN said...

Not with Nigerian Police, they don't smile at all, soildiers smiles much better than them... Nice one, keep the spirit of love going.

Bona said...

Nice one thumps up

Linda will you marry me

Charles Okafor said...

Sweeet...










Enugu's second shoe designer

Eddy Ogbunambala said...

Very good

JAO said...

Love unites, hate divides. The caller is likely to be pissed with all this, who cares? #Shaq#Rolemodel

Anonymous said...

Coolest thing ever!!!

Oluwa Bukola said...

Ds is how to make an impact.



#Linda'spal

clyde said...

So touching.God bless the cop for not shooting the innocent.

GREAtson Vieriche CJ said...

Honestly speaking my mind, the neighbour that called the police needs to be given a hundred dollars too for having made this kids famous. Lol!

Emmanuel Nnorom said...

Thats encouraging

Emmanuel Nnorom said...

If na naija now this boyz for dey sanko since yesterday

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