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Shaq Surprises Gainesville PD, Plays Pickup with Kids in Local Community

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Katie RichcreekFeatured ColumnistJanuary 23, 2016

When the video of Gainesville, Florida, police officer Bobby White playing pickup basketball with local kids in response to an alleged noise complaint went viral, it caught the attention of someone in particular.

That special someone was Shaquille O'Neal.

Inspired by White's response to a reported complaint of kids playing basketball "loudly" on the street of a local neighborhood, the NBA legend surprised the Gainesville Police Department Saturday.

Shaq's impromptu visit also included shooting some hoops of his own with local kids and sticking around to sign autographs.

[WFLA News Channel 8, First Coast News]

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